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Police probing two deaths in Manchester


MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are investigating a hit-and-run and a murder that happened yesterday involving two men.

In the first incident, the police said, a man believed to be of unsound mind was killed in a hit-and-run on the Walderston main road in north-eastern Manchester.

The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) told the Jamaica Observer that approximately 5:30 am the police were alerted by motorists about a body found on the road.

CCU said the details of the motor vehicle involved have not been ascertained.

In the second incident a businessman, identified only by his alias “Oney”, was killed by a gunman on lower Caledonia Road in Mandeville.

The businessman is said to have operated an air-conditioner repair and car mart business.

According to the police, shortly after 1:00 pm the businessman was standing at the entrance of a restaurant and bar on lower Caledonia Road when a gunman shot him multiple times then fled on a motorcycle.

The businessman was rushed to the nearby Mandeville Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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