By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have no leads and no suspects in a shooting incident that left two men dead and two others fighting for their lives in hospital.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said police are still hunting for two men who opened fire on a group of men Monday night.
He said police still have no motive for the murders and hope to speak with the two victims who are in hospital sometime this week, when they recover from their injuries.
However, sources close to the matter said the shooting was retaliation for another shooting that took place off East Street last week.
The victims in Monday night’s shooting have been identified as Rennardo Johnson, aka “Sir Q”, and Henry Johnson.
Police said the deadly gun attack began around 8:15pm, on Plantol Street, an area off East Street.
“Our preliminary information at this stage is that a male was standing in the street at that time, when persons in a silver vehicle or a van, or jeep, came and began discharging shots in his direction,” Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said Monday night.
“What we do know is that two persons were fatally shot here on the scene and we have two additional persons at the Princess Margaret Hospital right now suffering from gun shot injuries where doctors are trying to save them.”
ACP Dean said police were out in full force after the shootings, looking for the gunmen.
He urged anyone with information about the incident to contact police.
“This is not something that we take very lightly, we have all the stocks out tonight, our full police team is out tonight because this is a serious matter tonight where we have four persons shot,” ACP Dean said.
“We are appealing to members of the public who might have been passing this area, who might have seen something, the slightest information you may have – someone knows who is responsible, who might have known of a feud in this area.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.
The killings brought the country’s murder count to 20 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.