One dead, another injured in Westmoreland gun attack
Police on scene in Three Miles River, Westmoreland in response to the incident that left one man dead and another in hospital.

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica -- One man is dead and another nursing gunshot wounds after gunmen opened fire at a shop in Three Miles River, in Westmoreland on Monday morning.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Jordan Obie from the community.

Reports are that the incident happened shortly after 9 am.

An eyewitness told OBSERVER ONLINE that he was sitting outside the shop when he saw two men alight from a vehicle and open fire, hitting the two men.

The eyewitness said he took cover and managed to escape unhurt.

Obie and the injured man were said to be outside the shop drinking and celebrating a friend's birthday when the incident happened.

The uncle of Obie told OBSERVER ONLINE that his nephew's death has left him in a state of shock as he was no troublemaker.

"It shocking. This community is not volatile. So, I don't know what happened," the distraught man said.

The Westmoreland police are investigating.

- Kimberley Peddie

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