Daring daylight attack: Upholsterer shot dead at traffic light

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was shot dead when gunmen sprayed his motorcar with bullets at the intersection of Spanish Town Road and Weymouth Drive, Kingston 11, on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Kennedy Adamson, otherwise called ‘Gaza’, a 38-year-old upholsterer from Water Street in Kingston.

It was reported that about 3:15 pm, Adamson was travelling in his grey 1997 Toyota Corolla motor car along the roadway, when, on reaching the traffic lights at the intersection, he was attacked by two men on a red-and-black motorcycle.

Police said the men opened gunfire at Adamson, hitting him multiple times in the head and upper parts of his body.

The injured man managed to drive away from his attackers, but his car stopped about 300 yards away after bumping into several drums along the side of the road.

The police were summoned and on their arrival, found Adamson slumped around the steering wheel of the car. He was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said seven 9mm spent casings were found on the scene and the rear back glass of the car was damaged by bullets. No motive has been established for the attack.

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