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UPDATE: First murder victim identified


UPDATE: First murder victim identified

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The man who was shot and killed in Eden Lodge last night has been identified as David Bedford.

The 44-year-old of Mahaica Gap, Green Hill, St Michael, was among a group of men liming in a poorly lit alley between Blocks 1 and 2, Nursery Close, when two armed men came into the area around 8:20 p.m. and shots rang out.

People fled, but on return, saw Bedford lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

It was the first murder for 2020. There were 49 recorded in 2019.

Police are conducting investigations and anyone who may have information that can assist is asked to contact Police emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477) or District A Police Station at 4307242. (PR/SAT)