Clarendon: Brother of deceased businessman killed in Toll Gate

49-year-old man was found dead after a fatal shooting attack, which also injured two individuals in Toll Gate, Clarendon on 23 March.

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Jamaica: A 49-year-old man was found dead after a fatal shooting attack, which also injured two individuals, on the sad occasion of his brother’s wake in the Toll Gate city in Clarendon on the night of Thursday, 23 March, around 8:45 pm. The victim was the brother of a deceased businessman who was also killed in a shooting attack last year.

The identity of the deceased victim is disclosed to be Michael Bassier, who was the brother of Jerome Bassier, a 67-year-old deceased businessman based in Manchester. He recently lost his other brother also who is claimed to be dead after a collapse.

Jerome Bassier was murdered last year on the morning of 14 March 2023 in the area of Toll Gate, Clarendon, a parish in the southern part of Jamaica. On the day of the crime, Jerome Bassier was working in the development of an apartment complex in the locality.

As per the sources, the victim just after attending the funeral of his second brother, was attending the wake for the brother on his recent death when the lethal shooting attack took place on the day and took his life.

At nearly 8:45 pm, the victim, Michael Bassier, was in the gathering of several persons joining the wake for the dead brother, when an assailant unexpectedly intruded at the place who was armed with a lethal firearm.

Straight after the assailant launched firing in the gathering while targeting the victim, Michael Bassier, who got multiple shots over his upper body and head. In the shooting attack, two more individuals reported injured who were present at the gathering.

The injured victims were instantly transferred to the hospital for medical attention. In the hospital, the victims were examined by the medical staff, where Michael Bassier was declared dead. Meanwhile, the other two injured victims were admitted to the hospital for treatment.

The incident of the shooting attack on the victim in Toll Gate, Clarendon was reported to the police department. In response, the police department took charge and started an investigation into the case. The police department is investigating the incident and is finding the reason behind the attack.

Meanwhile, the local people of Toll Gate, Clarendon are asking for justice with security and safety in the region while hoping for the betterment of surviving victims. The assumptions are made in the case that someone was targeting the brothers, who is responsible for their deaths.