Sunday, March 1, 2015

Negril woman killed in lotto scam-related shooting

West End Road, the hub of tourism in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland, was rocked by gunfire on Monday night that left one woman dead and three other females injured in an incident believed to be linked to the illicit 'get-rich-quick' lottery scam. Dead is 18-year-old Ombretta Jackson of the Lime Tree Lane area of the community. The other three women, who have not been identified, are said to be nursing gunshot wounds in hospital.

According to reports, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the women were standing outside a shop in the community when two men alighted from a motorcycle and accosted Jackson. The men reportedly pulled guns and opened fire on her, hitting her multiple times. The other women were reportedly hit during the shooting.