A woman in tears at the scene of yesterday’s fatal shooting of a man on Ida Street.
By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are investigating three separate murders after a man was shot to death on Ida Street yesterday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after another man was found dead with gun shot wounds near the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
Police have also classified the death of a woman who was found dead inside her Nassau Village home last week as a homicide. These deaths brought the country’s murder count to 44 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
The latest incident happened around 4.30pm.
Police said the most recent murder victim was doing repair work on a car with another man on Ida Street. A lone gunman approached the pair and fired shots, according to Chief Superintendant Paul Rolle.
“One of the victims who was struck to the hand ran to the next corner to seek assistance,” Chief Supt Rolle said. “The second male was shot multiple times to the body. EMS responded to the scene, where they pronounced the male lifeless.”
The other victim was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital by ambulance.
Police are also investigating the death of a man whose body was found around 3.30am Monday morning.
Police, acting on information, went to a service road near the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex where they discovered the body of a man lying on the ground.
He had multiple gun shot injuries to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Duval Watkins of Yellow Elder Gardens. Mr Watkins was “well known to police”, The Tribune understands.
He was also shot in the chest in October 2014, while walking through Yellow Elder Gardens.
Police are also investigating the death of a 55-year-old woman who was discovered dead inside her Nassau Village home last Friday.
According to reports, Doretta Rolle was found unresponsive around 7am. EMS personnel were called and pronounced her dead at the scene.
Police initially said the matter was unclassified, but after conducting an autopsy, the matter has been ruled a homicide. Sources close to the matter say results from the autopsy show Ms Rolle was strangled.
Police have a man in custody assisting them with that investigation.
Anyone with information on any of these homicides is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.