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SVG records first murder for 2016

SVG records first murder for 2016

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Ten days into the New Year, St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its first murder, as Ottley Hall, a residential community on the outskirts of Kingstown erupted in gunfire around 10 p.m.

Dead is 37-year-old St Elmo Patrick Jackson.

Jackson, who is from New Montrose/Walker Piece, is said to have sustained two gunshot wounds in his back and died on the spot.{{more}}

According to one of the dead man’s sisters (who did not want to be identified), Jackson, also known as Kelly, left home on Monday at around 9 a.m. and went to Edinboro, where he usually hangs out.

“He didn’t come back last night, then another brother called and told us what happened…. He don’t trouble people; he like drinking, but I don’t know who would want to do him that,” said the woman.

She said that her brother was a friendly person, who sometimes worked as a minivan conductor.

Another relative, a cousin of the slain man, said that he too has no idea why somebody would want to murder Jackson in such a manner, as the deceased did not have jewellery or huge amounts of cash on him.

“This is a mystery why this happened to him,” said the male cousin.

Police are investigating.(LC)

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