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Police identify shooting victim


Police identify shooting victim

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Police have identified a man who was shot and killed on Thursday as 53-year-old Henderson Rudolph Branch of Train Road, Halls Road, St Michael.

In a statement, police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said Branch was motionless when police arrived at Trainline Road, St Michael in an area known as Marl Hole. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Three other people were injured during the incident which occurred after 10 p.m. They are two males, aged 25 and 24, and a 58-year-old female. They sought medical attention at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Inniss said it was a residential area with houses on both sides in close proximity to each other and appealed to residents to speak up.

“Persons who live in the area have made a general complaint. Some persons have indicated that there were shots fired through their houses and some are terrified [by] what would have happened.

“When it happens in an area, we need people to speak out; when death comes to your home, you need to speak out,” he said.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone who may have information that can assist in this matter is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 430-7189 or 7190, Police Emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800-TIPS, or any police station. (PR)

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