Five killed across the island in bloody Tuesday 

Five persons were killed in gun attacks across the island on Tuesday, October 26 as the nation continues to grapple with violent crimes.

The murders were recorded in Kingston, Westmoreland, St Thomas and Manchester.

According to the Constabulary Communications Unit (CCU), the first murder occurred about 6:45am on North Street in downtown, Kingston when gunmen attacked and killed 23-year-old Wayne Cillin as he rode his bicycle to work.

Cillin died on the spot.

Fifteen minutes later in Manchester, gunmen shot dead 26-year-old Chinnard Campbell, otherwise called ‘Dego’, of Little Hampton district, Broadleaf, Manchester and injured another man.

Police report that both were conversing with a group of men when the killers approached and opened fire. Campbell was pronounced dead at hospital while the other man was admitted and treated for his injuries.

In the East Kingston community of Franklyn Town, gunshots rang out about three hours later. When the smoke cleared, 49-year-old Kenneth Sinclair was found lying face down in his room at Kent Lane in the community.

He too died on the spot.

Police in Westmoreland were also called to duty after gunmen attacked Gregory Gordon, 24, otherwise called ‘Much’ of Bucknor Lane in Sterling, Grange Hill in the parish and shot him several times. When the cops arrived, Gordon was found lying in a pool of blood inside a yard. That murder took place about 3pm.

Police also report that 55-year-old Fitzroy Burke, also known as ‘Pedro’ of 11 Miles, Bull Bay in St Thomas was killed in an area known as Lane Gate in his community. Burke was inside a shop when gunmen attacked and snuffed out his life.