BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, July 06, 2017
A man is now in police custody following yesterday's brutal slaying of two men in an early morning gun attack, which also left two underaged boys and a dog with gunshot wounds.
Thirty-year-old cook Julio Daniels, and his 34-year-old brother-in-law Fabian Atkinson were shot dead by a group of men who stormed their home on Francis Lane in Rose Town, Kingston about 4:40 am after kicking in the door.
According to residents, Daniels was killed inside his cookshop and Atkinson was shot inside his room in front of his female companion while holding his baby in his arms.
A 14-year-old boy, who has since been hospitalised, was also shot in his hand and side while a 12-year-old boy received a gunshot wound on his finger.
The youngsters being injured follows a series of incidents in which children have been shot, including the killing of nine-year-old Kela Young in St James; the injuring of a 15-year-old boy in Tavares Gardens and a 10-month-old baby in Cockburn Gardens; the shooting death of 10-year-old Taysha Hughes; as well as the injuring of a 12-year-old boy on Fleet Street in Kingston, 10 days ago.
However, the police believe that the latest double murder is linked to an ongoing feud between members of the Raspberry and Rat Bat gangs.
|This dog, seen shivering in the community|
yesterday, was injured in the early
morning gun attack that claimed the
lives of two men on Francis Lane
in Rose Town, Kingston. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)
Both gangs are reportedly fighting for control of the Sunlight Street, Trench Town, Maxfield Avenue, and Gem Road areas. more