‘Peppa’ killed in Manchester drive-by shooting
Brandon Wright (Photo contributed)

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Police are probing the murder of a man during a drive-by shooting in Banana Ground District in Manchester on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Brandon Wright otherwise called “Peppa”, a resident of Banana Ground.

Banana Ground, a farming community, is located in the Bellefield Division, north of Mandeville.

A police report said about 8:00 pm, Wright was at a shop in his community when gunmen travelling in a Toyota Yaris motor car opened fire hitting him.

He was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Councillor Mario Mitchell (People’s National Party, Bellefield Division) has since condemned the murder.

“This kind of barbaric act — we are not accustomed to in Banana Ground…. I urge the police to act swiftly and get the matter cleared up so the citizens can be assured that all is well and the community is back to its normal peaceful and tranquil self,” he said.

Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force show that up to June 26, Manchester recorded 20 murders compared to 13 for the corresponding period last year.

BY KASEY WILLIAMS , Observer Writer

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