Son killed, dad injured in Bob Marley beach attack

ST THOMAS, Jamaica— A man was shot and killed, and his father injured at Bob Marley Beach in Nine Miles, Bull Bay, St Thomas, Sunday afternoon.

Police have identified the dead man as David Harris otherwise called Penco, a 21-year-old fisherman from Nine Miles. Harris also doubles as a fruit vendor on the beach.

Police reported that about 4:00 pm, both men were with a group of people along the beach-side. A man dressed in khaki attire, walked up and ordered something from Harris, who operates a fruit stall on the beach.

The police said the man immediately brandished a firearm and opened fire, hitting the now-deceased multiple times. Harris' father, who was nearby, was also shot and injured during the incident.

A unit from the Kingston Eastern Police Division rushed both men to hospital, where Harris was pronounced dead, and his father was admitted for treatment.

The police say no motive has been established for the attack.

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