Woman's murder heats up Park, 100 Lane 'war'

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crime-scene-gun.jpgWar between rival gangs from the adjoining communities of 100 Lane and Park Lane off Red Hills Road in St Andrew appears to be on the verge of erupting again. Over recent weeks, tensions have been at a high level in the area, and there have been reports of daily skirmishes between the rival gangs, whose members are said to have largely attended the same schools, and essentially grew up together.

The latest casualty in the gang feud is 44-year-old bar operator, Ann-Marie Brown, also called 'Dawn'.

The police reported that about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Brown was at home when armed thugs invaded the premises and kicked in her door. The gunmen shot the woman several times in her upper body, resulting in her dying on the spot.

On Wednesday the police raided a premises at 100 Lane and arrested six persons after the seizure of six 9mm rounds of ammunition and the barrel of an AK-47 assault rifle. Four of the persons who were arrested were questioned and released, but the cops slapped charges on the other two -Michael Brown and Tyreke Nelson. Brown was charged with illegal possession of ammunition, while Nelson was charged with being armed with an offensive weapon.

Brown is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on June 13, while Nelson is scheduled to appear there on June 12.