JLP says murdered councillor caretaker was in the ‘middle of planning his wedding’
JLP councillor Lennox Hines

KINGSTON, Jamaica — General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang is expressing condolences to the family and colleagues of party councillor caretaker Lennox Hines, who he says was in the middle of planning his wedding when he was shot dead by gunmen on Thursday evening.

Hines, who was councillor caretaker for the Southboro Division in St Catherine, was reportedly waiting in traffic when two men rode up on a bike and opened fire on him before riding away.

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The police have since theorised that he was a victim of a contract killing.

READ: WATCH: Fatal shooting of JLP councillor caretaker could be contract hit- police

In a statement on behalf of the party, Dr Chang said: “The family was in the middle of planning their wedding which makes this murder even more tragic.”

Dr Chang, who is also the country’s National Security Minister said, “the police have advised us that they are investigating, and the party will be monitoring to ensure the criminal perpetrators are brought to justice. We are also praying for his fiancé who was injured and his daughter who was also in the car.”

“He was a family man who worked hard for his family and the division he sought to represent. We express condolences to his family, friends and colleagues,” the JLP general secretary continued.

He added that the party has been in contact with St Catherine East Central Member of Parliament, Alando Terrelonge to assist in supporting the family in this time of sorrow.

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