Despite the promises being made by the Jamaica police to ensure that the Central capital of Kingston will no longer remain a crime capital this year, three more murders were reported in the area last week.
The deceased involves a 50-year-old man Sharon Joseph of Mark Lane, and 39-year-old Carl Jones, a security guard of Wellington Street, and the third deceased has not yet been identified by the police.
During the first incident, Jones and the unidentified man were both shot down by local gangsters at North and King streets.
According to the reports, the residents have heard and witnessed the noise of gunshots coming from the area and alerted the police about the incident. The men were found lying with the multiple wounds of gunshots sustained. The victims were later taken to hospital, where doctors declared them dead.
On Friday, at around 12 PM, Joseph was at her home on Mark lane, where shooters invaded her home and shot her many times before fleeing the scene. Joseph has been rushed to hospital, where she succumbed to the wounds she sustained.
Meanwhile, the Kingston Central police team is investigating the crime scene. On Thursday, December 30, 10-year-old Jezariah Tyrell was shot and killed on Fleet Street in Central Kingston. Her killing came shortly after the murder of two men in the constituency.
The police later have charged 22-year-old Tommy Powell with Jezariah’s murder.
Earlier, while speaking to the area residents on December 31, Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor assured the citizens that police would make a stronghold upon the place.
Despite the declaration and promises, murders in the area remain ongoing. Last Thursday, Deputy Superintendent Linval Phoenix, the operations officer for the Kingston Central Police Division, said that the police would increase their control.
Phoenix, too stated that local gang conflicts fuel the murders across the region.