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Fear grips Annotto Bay following two killings there within 24 hours 

The police are monitoring sections of the north eastern seaside town of Annotto Bay in St Maryfollowing two brazen daylight gun attacks there that left two men dead and another injured within less than 24 hours.

The deadly attacks have triggered increasing fear among residents of the town where a high number of murders have occurred over recent months and years.

As a consequence, the police are reporting that there has been virtually no information coming forward about the circumstances of the two deaths.

The deceased since Friday have been identified as 22-year-old Okive Wilson, alias ‘Hog Man’ and Travae Ellis, both of Annotto Bay.

In the first incident on Friday afternoon, the police reported that at about 3:00 o’clock, Wilson was standing along a roadway in a section of the town, when a lone gunman opened fire at him.

Another man who in close proximity, was also injured by a stray bullet.

The gunman fled the scene.

Both injured men were taken to the hospital, where Wilson was pronounced dead.

The other man was treated and released from hospital, the police reported.

The violence in the town continued on Saturday afternoon, when Travae Ellis was shot multiple times by gunmen.

Police reported that at about 12:37 p.m., Ellis was at a family house when gunmen pounced upon him and pumped several gunshots into his body.

The attackers fled the area.

Ellis was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The police have said that gang violence was a likely motive behind the two most recent killings in the town that has been plagued by several murders in recent time.

In an effort to quash the criminal agenda of the hoodlums that is plaguing the town, the police have been increasing their presence there, and have already achieved some success.

A 12-gauge shotgun, along with 18 rounds of assorted ammunition and a ballistic vest, were among items seized by law enforcement personnel during an operation in an area of Annotto Bay known as ‘Gibraltar’ on Friday.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the find.