UPDATE: Second victim succumbs to injuries following Mandeville party shooting
A section of Ward Avenue in Mandeville where two men were shot in a drive by at a party on Saturday morning. (Photo: Kasey Williams)

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Major Investigation Division (MID) has launched a double-murder probe as a second victim, who was shot in a drive-by attack at the entrance to a party on Ward Avenue in Mandeville on Saturday, has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Police named the deceased as 37-year-old Dale Clarke, a resident of Caledonia Avenue in Mandeville.

Police sources said Clarke died at the hospital mid-morning on Tuesday.

On Saturday, 28-year-old Romario Allen, otherwise called “Rue Rue”, a resident of Dunsinane District in Manchester, was also shot in the incident and later died at the hospital.

A police report said about 2:15 am on Saturday, the men were standing on Ward Avenue when they were shot by gunmen travelling in a motorcar.

Police sources said the men were patrons at a nightclub and lounge.

Read: Two shot and injured at Mandeville party

On Monday, the Jamaica Observer reported that it is suspected that Allen was the target of the shooting in reprisal for the August 5 killing of 35-year-old Adrian Nation, otherwise called ‘Blue’, and his uncle 68-year-old Leslie Levy, otherwise called ‘Lloyd’ or ‘Rasta Man’, in Greenvale.

READ: 'Lockdown Greenvale'

The two were buried last Friday, less than 12 hours before Allen was shot on Ward Avenue.

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