Man shot dead, another injured in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A man is dead and another left nursing a gunshot wound after they were attacked by unknown assailants at Gordon in Westmoreland, on Monday afternoon. The men were travelling on a motorcycle when they were shot.

The dead man has been identified as 28-year-old Garsean “African" Myers, a labourer from Naseberry Lane in Gordon. He was a pillion on the bike being driven by Hepburn McCartney, a 25-year-old unemployed man from Crawford, St Elizabeth.

Reports are that the men were travelling towards the community of Gordon when they were intercepted and shot by men travelling in a white Toyota Mark X motorcar. The armed men later escaped in the direction of Whitehouse. When the police arrived at the scene, Myers was found lying face down with gunshot wounds to his back and left side of his face.

McCartney had a gunshot wound to his left side.

Both men were taken to the hospital where Myers was pronounced dead on arrival and McCartney was admitted in serious condition.

The police subsequently retrieved from Myers’ body, a black 9mm pistol, loaded with a magazine containing two rounds.

The Westmoreland police are investigating.

– Kimberley Peddie

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