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Shooting victim identified

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Shooting victim identified

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The man who was shot dead last night has been identified as 36-year-old Dwayne Dublin of Phillips Road, St Stephens Hill, St Michael.

He was killed on the spot in the car park of the Channell Supermarket at the corner of Black Rock Main Road and Deacons Road, St Michael as he was about to collect his girlfriend.

Eyewitnesses said Dublin, who usually collected his girlfriend nightly, had just arrived, parked his Suzuki van next to the supermarket, and joined two others sitting on the guard wall when the gunman approached and a barrage of shots rang out around 7:50 p.m.

Witnesses said that at least five of the bullets struck Dublin, who collapsed next to his van and died before help could arrived.

The attacker, the witnesses said, fled through the nearby Jones Land before many realized what was taking place. By the time police and the ambulance arrived some minutes later the victim was taking his last breath.

The shooting brought an immediate halt to business at the supermarket as shoppers and workers went scampering for cover at the sound of the bullets firing off. More than an two hours later the workers left the compound as scores of onlookers stood outside for a view of the body. 

Police are appealing to anyone with information about the matter to call them at 211 and assured it would be treated with confidentiality. (AC)