Update| Bodies in Yelland killing identified


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The St Ann Police have now identified the three males whose bodies were discovered by a passerby along a lonely road in Yelland, St Ann yesterday.

Superintendent of Police in charge of St Ann, Carlos Russell, said the three, which includes two teens and a man who had been charged for a gun-related offence a year ago, are from St Ann.

They are:

  • Brandon Williams, 24, of Madras district and Hollywood addresses in Steer Town
  • Romario Higgins, 18, from Gibraltar
  • Herman Wilson, whose age has not yet been ascertained, but whom the police believe is the youngest of the three

Yesterday, Russell told our St Ann news correspondent that it appears the men were travelling in a Toyota Corolla motorcar on the lonely road yesterday afternoon, when they were ambushed and their vehicle shot up.

He said a motorist noticed the vehicle and called the police, who arrived at the scene shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Two of the bodies were discovered in the car, while the third was found in a gully. The two bodies in the car had what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

He said the police are yet to establish a motive for the killings, given the loneliness of the area in which it happened.

Sunday shooting

The murders increased to four the number of killings in St Ann in the space of a week. Last Sunday, a man, who was among four people shot at a bar in Mammee Bay, died.

The attack was carried out by unknown assailants.

The dead man was identified as 34-year-old Lance Bird of a Mammee Bay South address. The incident happened about 1:40 p.m. The three other persons who were shot, survived the attack.

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