Four persons shot dead in Clarendon in 24 hours

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crime-scene-demo.jpgThe police in Clarendon have their hands full as they investigate another four murders in twenty-four hours.

Among those killed are 12-year-old student Kemarie Miles, a student of Kitson Town in St Catherine. He was killed along the Gimmi-mi-bit main road as he urinated last night.

Miles had just got off a truck heading to Knockpatrick, Manchester when a gunman walked up and shot him in the head. He was taken to the May Pen Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Earlier, 57-year-old gardener, Phillip 'Roderick' Thomas of James Hill was shot and killed by unknown assailants. Thomas was sitting with a female on a platform when six men - three of them armed - showed up.

The men robbed his companion of her two cell phones and a ring valued at about $61,000 before opening fire hitting Thomas in the head.

The police had just gone to a murder scene on Young Street, Lionel Town, where 26-year-old tailor, Ricardo James popularly called 'Ricky Trooper' was shot and killed by a gunman. James was sitting on a verandah sewing when the gunman approached him from the rear of the house and shot him in the head and neck before escaping. He was pronounced dead at the Lionel Town hospital.

In the fourth incident, Sharpe Avenue residents stumbled on a body lying face down, with what appears to be gunshot wounds and its hands tied.

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