Shooting of man in 'Angola' leaves residents puzzled

Karyl Walker

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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MOMENTS after students at the Charlie Smith High school settled down for classes following their lunch break yesterday, a barrage of gunshots rang out in the community known as 'Angola' in Arnett Gardens, South St Andrew, where the school is located.

Residents said three armed men were seen fleeing soon after and when they checked, they found an unidentified man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and upper body inside a house on Ninth Street.

The incident left them puzzled. Some stood staring with blank looks on their faces from behind the police yellow tape as crime scene investigators searched the area for clues.

"Him nuh come from roun' here. We don't know him," one woman said.

The residents talked amongst themselves in hushed tones as they discussed the events that unfolded only minutes before.

"Him come check him brethren from the other day. When mi hear the whole heap a shot dem, mi frighten. So when dem done mi come outside and when mi run guh look, mi si him have whole heap a gunshot hole in him head. Him marrow splash out and some people start vomit," one woman said. She was speaking to no one in particular.

Despite receiving multiple gunshot wounds, the man did not die on the spot but succumbed at the hospital, where he was rushed by police who were quick on the scene.

The residents said the man was overheard speaking on his cellular phone on Tuesday night.

"Him say nobody cyaan kill him. It look like something go down where him come from. Why him have to come here come dead? Dat jus' hot up di place because no war not going on around here," another woman said.




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