Two dead, nine injured in Jamaica shooting

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two people are now dead and nine others in hospital with gunshot wounds after two armed men opened gunfire at a group at the intersection of Chestnut Lane and Charles Street in Kingston on Friday night.

One of the deceased is a 12-year-old boy. He has been identified as Kawayne McNuff of a Breadnut Lane address in the parish. The other deceased is 28-year-old Ricardo Lowe.

Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 8:00 pm, a group of people were standing at the intersection when the armed men approached them and opened gunfire. They were taken to hospital where Kawyane and Lowe succumbed to their injuries.

The others are reportedly in stable condition.

The police say investigations are ongoing.

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