Two more individuals have been added to what appears to be a growing list of casualties resulting from a series of violent incidents in Effortville, Clarendon over the past 48-hours.
A man and a woman were killed in the community late Thursday night (December 17).
According to the police the pair’s killing appears to be a reprisal for a Wednesday evening incident.
The deceased have been identified as 54-year-old Leroy Taylor and, his wife Sanya.
The Taylors were walking in the community about 8:00p.m. when they were shot.
The Den understands that the couple’s death is a reprisal killing linked to Wednesday’s incident in which six persons were shot, three fatally, when gunmen carried an attack in the community in search of a missing bike.
Reports are that on Wednesday (December 16) gunmen entered the community and started asking persons about a missing bike.
Two of the men that were killed were accused of knowing where the vehicle was being hidden.
It is further reported that a woman upon hearing the explosions walked to her veranda to investigate and was also killed.
Police statistics reveal that to date 1,251 persons have been killed in Jamaica since the start of the year.