KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston Western police have named seven men as Persons of Interest in connection with the shooting of nine people, two fatally, in two separate incidents over the weekend.
Robert ‘Berry’ Ewart, 37, a market clerk for the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), was shot dead and six other persons injured along Greenwich Park Road on Friday evening.
Less than 24 hours later, Albert Hibbert, 47, a mechanic from Morgans Lane, Kingston 8, was shot dead and another mechanic injured by gunmen on Lincoln Avenue, Kingston 13.
Police said initial investigations indicate that the incidents might be related. The police believe these Persons of Interest can assist with the ongoing investigations.
1. Renardo Phipps, also called Fry Eye, of Mathews Lane
2. Kevin Ruddock, also called Haji, of Rome, Kingston 13
3. Alvin Cavalier, also called Bunny
4. Dollar Boss
5. Ants Man
6. Sarge from Spanglers
7. Shamal White, also called Gov
They are being asked to report to the Denham Town Police Station immediately.
The police reported that Ewart and the six other persons were along with other people on Greenwich Park Road when a white Toyota drove up and stopped,
Two men, armed with guns, alighted from the left side of the car, shouted, “Police”, and opened gunfire. Everyone ran in different directions. The men allegedly left the area in the motorcar.
Afterwards, it was discovered that seven persons received gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital where Ewart succumbed to his injuries while being treated. The others were admitted.
Hours later, about 1:10 pm, citizens reportedly heard explosions sounding like gunshots on Lincoln Avenue and summoned the police.
Upon their arrival, lawmen found Hibbert suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he died.
Another man was later found with gunshot wounds by residents. He was admitted to hospital.
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