‘Hitmen’ strike as vacationer leaves home for party

HOMICIDE investigators theorise that Saturday’s murder of a man on Tunn Bridge Drive, off Perkins Boulevard in Kingston, may have been a hit.

Police said Dwayne Nelson, 37, who arrived on the island on vacation on Thursday, was gunned down about 1:00 Saturday morning as he was leaving his home to attend a party.

The officers said Nelson was about to enter his car at the rear of the premises when armed thugs attacked him and shot him multiple times, before stealing his cellular phone and an undetermined sum of cash.

He was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where he died.

“It appears that killing may have been a hit. His phone and money was robbed but investigations suggest more than just robbery. It seemed planned,” said an officer from the Major Investigations Task force (MIT) who processed the scene.

Nelson’s murder came less than two hours after gunmen ambushed Candice Campbell, a labourer of a St Andrew address, and peppered her with bullets.

Campbell’s blood-soaked corpse was found lying face down beside the Dunrobin Primary School playfield on Red Hills Road.

She was shot in the head, cheek, and on her right side, investigators said.

The police have urged members of the public with information on the murder to contact them.

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