Branville McCartney and his brother Kurt, who was shot dead on Thursday night.
KURT McCartney, the brother of DNA Leader Branville McCartney, was shot and killed, with his own vehicle used to run over his body, in what his family believes was a premeditated murder.
According to family members, Kurt had received a phone call earlier that night from a young woman who had allegedly threatened to kill him. He was said to have informed a close friend that he was going to “deal” with the matter and left to visit the girl in Gambier.
When he arrived at the home, it is believed that he was assaulted by a male who was described as a “Rasta”.
Kurt was then shot in the head.
It is believed that the young woman, with a female companion sped off in Kurt’s vehicle – running over his body. At press time last night, an image of his bloodied body was already making the rounds on Facebook.
Kurt’s brother Branville was visibly moved at the scene last night. He was seated in the backseat of a police jeep overcome with grief.
Kurt’s vehicle was found almost 200 yards East of the scene – at the corner of Bahamia West — abandoned on the side of the road.
According to a neighbour at that location, security footage showed that the two young women got out of the vehicle, walked along the beach, and were picked up by another car some distance up the road.
Speaking to members of the media at the scene last night, Dr David Allen said that Kurt was a beautiful, brilliant young man with tremendous talent.
“If this could happen to Kurt, it could happen to me, it could happen to you. We can’t build a country if we continue to kill our brightest and our best. It is painful,” he said.
Kurt is the second son of Mr and Mrs William McCartney. His father owns the chain of Wilmac Pharmacies. Kurt managed the pharmacy on Thompson Boulevard. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Branville, and two sisters.