By SANCHESKA DORSETT
Tribune Staff Reporter
A TEENAGE boy is dead and four men are in serious condition in hospital after they were shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting while playing dominoes late on Thursday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 11pm off Sunset Park and brought the country's murder count to 75 for the year, according to The Tribune's records.
Police have identified the teen who was killed as 17-year-old William McKenzie, of Sunset Way, Sunset Park. He was a recent graduate of C V Bethel High School.
Officer in Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander said the group of men were in the driveway of a home through Sunset Way when they were shot.
"The men were playing a game of dominoes in the driveway, when the occupants of a champagne coloured Honda Accord armed with firearms pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off," Supt Fernander said.
"One of the men was pronounced dead on the scene and four others were transported to hospital, where they are being treated for their injuries. At this time we have no motive for the shooting and no suspects in custody but we have officers on the ground and we are actively investigating."
Supt Fernander said the four men in hospital are in serious but stable condition.
Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.