Murders up almost 100 per cent this year in St Ann Division in Jamaica
The St Ann Police Division in Jamaica has so far recorded a nearly 100 per cent increase in murders over the corresponding period last year.
The latest murder victim has been identified as 23-year-old Mark Campbell of Lewis District in the parish. He was gunned down in his community on Saturday night (May 23).
Reports are that about 11.30 pm, the police were summoned to the community to quell a dispute between Campbell and another man.
Gunshots rang out as a team of police personnel entered the community.
Campbell's bullet-riddled body was subsequently found by the cops, lying in a pool of blood.
He was taken to the St Ann's Bay Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) at the St Ann's Bay Police Station are investigating the development.
The killing brought to 29 the number of murders that have been recorded by the police division since the start of the year. Some 15 murders were recorded in the parish over the same period last year.