Two dead in Spanish Town gang war

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine — Police here have increased their presence as the notorious One Order and Klansman gangs have turned up the heat.

The gangs have been engaged in and on again, off again gang feud for over a decade and have renewed rivalry resulting in the deaths of two men and the injury of four others in the old capital last night.

One of the dead men has been identified 61-year-old Peter Satchell, while the other is unidentified but a source in the town said he was a high-ranking member of the One Order gang.

Police report that about 10: pm yesterday gunmen peppered a car in which the One Order gang member was travelling along Featherbed Lane near St John's Road, killing him on the spot.

About an hour later, Satchell and other persons were at an establishment at the intersection of Waterloo Road and King Street when a gunman exited a brown Toyota Corolla motor car and fired on the group.

They were taken to hospital where Stachell was pronounced dead and the others admitted. Two of the injured persons have been listed as critical.

This morning a group of residents who gathered at the scene of the attack said they were taking steps to protect themselves.

"We have to pree every vehicle because we don't sure if them going circle back the place," one of the residents told the Observer.

BY COREY ROBINSON Observer Staff Reporter robinsonc@jamaicaobserver.com

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