Apparently a soldier who was mesmerized by a bubbling 'browning' at a Washington Boulevard party early Monday morning, opened fire into the crowd after the woman's male friends approached and had words with him. He then reportedly turned rhe gun on himself
Shot dead as a result are: E'jon Peart, 20; Davian Kerr, 19; William Wilberforce and Lynchmore Forbes, 23.
Peart, whose body was identified by Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel, was a sound engineer and a selector who worked with them. They were on the scene early and faced the gruesome task of picking out their friend and colleague.
According to reports around 4:15 am at The Double Diamond Club and Gaming Lounge in Boulevard Shopping Centre, a party was in full swing when the accused Corporal Leslie 'Steve' Moodie approached and began to chat with a woman.
An altercation resulted afterwards and once the corporal who is attached to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coastguard finished terrorizing the entire crowd by shooting randomly at patrons, he allegedly turned the gun on himself, according to witnesses. He is now injured.
The JDF sent out a release that at first defended the soldier, saying he used his licenced firearm in a shoot out and that the actual cause of the incident was yet unknown. A second release appealed for persons to come forward with eyewitness information to the incident.
Peart was the youngest of three children and an only son for his mom, Claudette Peart who reportedly said her son loved music and excelled at his craft. She was also devastated.