JLP councillor caretaker shot dead
Lennox Hines

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Labour Party councillor caretaker for the Southboro division in Portmore, St Catherine, Lennox Hines, was shot dead by gunmen on Thursday evening.

Police confirmed that Hines, who was also a motor vehicle examiner, was killed under a bridge along Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew.

It is reported that Hines was waiting in traffic when two men rode up on a bike and opened fire on him before riding away.

The incident caused a back up of traffic along the thoroughfare forcing police to issue an advisory for motorists to divert from the area.

Several senior police officers are at the murder scene.

Hines was charged by police in 2007 with murder following the killing of a man and injuring of two other persons in Portmore in 2007.

The incident occurred during the run up to the 2007 General Elections.

DAVID DUNKLEY , Observer Online writer

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