Brothers killed in Spanish Town triple murder
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Three men, including two brothers, were shot dead by gunmen during an attack at their home on Mangerine Close in Lime Tree Grove, Spanish Town, St Catherine on Friday night.
Two other men were injured during the incident and have since been admitted to hospital, police said.
The dead men have been identified as brothers, Ricardo ‘Hyper’ Clayton, 42, a recording artiste from Lime Tree Grove and Michael Clayton, otherwise called ‘Itsy’, a businessman from the United Kingdom.
The third man is 27-year-old Javon Lothian, a studio engineer from Coral Gabler Drive in Independence City, Portmore, St Catherine.
Reports are that around 10:30 pm, the five men were aboard a white Honda Step WGN, which had just pulled up at the gates of the Clayton family home.
The men, the police said, were about to exit the vehicle when they were pounced upon by two men, both armed with handguns.
The men reportedly opened gunfire, hitting everyone in the vehicle. Ricardo ran onto a track beside his house and was reportedly chased and shot by his attackers.
Residents and police rushed all five injured men to hospital, where the Clayton brothers were pronounced dead on arrival and Lothian died while undergoing treatment.
The other two victims were admitted in serious but stable condition.
A motive has not yet been established for the attack, the police said.