Monday, August 16, 2004
In Jamaica, a deadly shooting spree has claimed the lives of 19 people, pushing the island's murder toll to 691. Seven of the killings took place in Spanish Town between last Thursday and Friday, where more than 100 people have been killed this year. Residents claim the recent shootings are part of a gang feud, thats been going on since the April slaying of Patrick Gayle, a local porridge vendor who was violently gunned down during a random shooting. Three of the youngest victims include, Melleto Johnson, 19, Dwayne Miles, 24, and Granville Bryan, 26. So far, no arrests have been made, but investigations are still underway.