‘Loader Man’ Shot Multiple Times in Spanish Town
A young man, who reportedly loads bus for a living, is now in serious condition in hospital after he was shot multiple times by unknown assailants on Young Street in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Tuesday.
An alleged eyewitnesses revealed that the victim was doing his daily routine when unknown assailants shot him between seven to eight times in the upper body.
“Mi sit dung yah so and a pure shot mi hear. De ‘mount dem fire. Mi see (the victim’s) father jus pass, and him say him cah even bawl cause him ‘av heart problem,” one woman said.
Another source revealed that last year, “men made after (the victim) and his family and now they return and it’s because of the extortion money why he was shot”.
However, police officers were unable to confirm the information provided by the source.
Spanish Town is known to be in the grips of a lucrative extortion ring which is run by powerful local gangs. Fighting over the illicit proceeds of the extortion ring has claimed several lives.