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Update: Mainly farmers killed in early morning attack in Planters Hall

Police moments ago released the names of the victims in this morning’s quadruple killing in Planters Hall, St Catherine.

The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Richard Wright otherwise called ‘Richie’, 27-year-old Omar Wright otherwise called ‘Buss Head’, 49-year-old Lester Harvey all farmers of Rhule Town district, Old Harbour, Clarendon and a female known only as ‘Nordia’ of a Chapleton, Clarendon address.

Reports are that about 1:30 a.m., residents heard explosions and summoned the police.

Upon their arrival, the four were seen lying in a pool with gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital where they were all pronounced dead.

Police say they have launched a top-level probe in the circumstances into the matter. 

To date 1,227 murders have been recorded in Jamaica since the start of the year.


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