Vendor killed in daylight gun attack in Cross Roads
Yellow Tape/Crime Scene

ST ANDREW, Jamaica - A male vendor was shot and killed by a gunman in broad daylight in a brazen attack in Cross Road, St Andrew on Sunday morning.

Another vendor, a female, was also injured during the incident, police said.

The dead man has been identified as 33-year-old Cavanagh Lafayette, a resident of Pendic Road in Kingston 11. The injured woman, who is 54, has been admitted to hospital.

It was reported that around 8:55 am, Lafayette was at his stall, where he sells food, when a man approached him and engaged him in a short conversation.

The man then went back to his vehicle, returned with a firearm and opened fire at Lafayette, who ran towards the now-injured woman.

The gunman continued firing, hitting both victims. Lafayette received gunshot injuries to his head and upper body and the woman to her buttocks. They were rushed to hospital, where Lafayette was pronounced dead, and the woman admitted.

No motive has been established for the killing, the police said. The Cross Roads police are investigating.

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