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Gunman kills sleeping couple during early morning attack in Spanish Town

A man and a woman were shot and killed at a house on McVickers Lane in Spanish Town, St. Catherine on Sunday (August 23).

A teenage girl was also shot and injured during the incident.

Reports from the Spanish Town Police are that about 2:15 a.m., the deceased and the teen were asleep when a gunman gained entry to the dwelling via an unfinished section of the roof.

The man allegedly opened gunfire hitting the three.

The Police were summoned and they were taken to the hospital where Smith and Martin were pronounced dead on arrival; the teen was treated and remains stable.

The deceased persons have been identified as:

  • 36-year-old Ann-Marie Smith, a business woman of McVickers Lane in the parish
  • 34-year-old Sheldon Martin, a mechanic of Bobby Lane, in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.

Detectives assigned to the Major Investigations Division (MID) are continuing the probe.


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