By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are investigating two separate shooting incidents that left two men dead late on Tuesday night and early on Wednesday morning.
The murders took the country's homicide count to 21 for the year, according to The Tribune's records.
In the latest incident, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander said police received information around 7am on Wednesday that shots were heard in the Fox Hill area.
“Police responded and went to Dorsett Street in Fox Hill and on arrival they met the lifeless body of a male lying in the street. He had multiple gunshots wounds to his body,” Chief Supt Fernander said. “Emergency personnel services were called to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. From our initial investigations, we understand that shots were heard in the area and persons in the neighbourhood saw a man lying in the street. At this time we do not know the motive for the homicide but officers are on the ground doing our investigations.”
Police have identified the victim as 50-year-old Troy Alexander Cash, of Dorsett Street.
In the second incident, police said a man was walking off Fleming Street around 11pm on Tuesday when the occupants of a heavily tinted, grey Nissan Altima pulled up and shot him before speeding off in an unknown direction. The victim was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries shortly after his arrival.
The Tribune understands he is 18-year-old Rashad Adam Bodie.
Chief Supt Fernander said police do not believe the two murders are connected.
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.