Westmoreland teen killed months after father and brother shot dead
Delano Gayle's father Derrick (left) and brother Derron. They were buried two weeks ago after being murdered months apart.

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – A teen whose father and brother were murdered months apart in Whithorn, Westmoreland, was killed by gunmen in the same community on Saturday night.

Delano Gayle, 19, a construction worker, was shot dead, and his grandfather injured when the gunmen attacked them at home. The grandfather, 84, has been admitted to hospital.

It was reported that about 11:40 pm, both men were at home with other family members when they heard a loud banging on the back door. The door was then kicked open, and two men entered the house, brandished firearms, and opened gunfire at Gayle.

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The police said Gayle ran into his grandfather’s room in fear for his life. The gunmen continued to fire several other gunshots in his direction before leaving the area on foot.

When the shooting subsided, Gayle was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and his grandfather was found suffering from gunshot wounds to his legs. Gayle was pronounced dead at hospital while his grandfather was admitted.

On June 24, Gayle’s brother, Derron, 23, was shot dead by a gunman at a wake in the community. His father, Derrick Gayle succumbed to gunshot wounds on May 2 after being shot on December 29 of last year. Derron and Derrick were buried two weeks ago.

Police sources state that Delano had been a witness in his father’s murder, and two attempts on his life had been made prior to Saturday night.

A man, identified as Theodore Reid, popularly known as ‘Peckus’, was held for Derron’s murder.

Reid was arrested after he was featured on the police’s ‘Wanted Wednesday’ campaign on July 1. Reid, who hails from Ancho district of Whithorn in Westmoreland, surrendered to the police accompanied by his attorney on July 3. He was subsequently charged.

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