Fifty-five-year-old Bertland Bennett and an eight-year-old girl were shot in Lethe, St. James on Wednesday night.
According to the Anchovy police, at about 8.30 pm on Wednesday, Mr. Bennett was inside his yard with relatives when two armed men entered the premises. Bennett sprinted inside the house (made from board) and quickly locked the door. The gunmen, however, kicked the door open and shot him multiple times, before escaping on foot. The 54-year-old man died on the spot.
During the shooting, stray bullets entered another board house in the yard, hitting a child in the face.
The girl, said to be Bennett’s granddaughter, has been hospitalized.
By Shannon-Dale Reid