Tue | May 28, 2024

Taxi driver fatally shot, passengers injured in Linstead

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2024 | 11:56 AM
No motive has been established in the incident.

A gunman posing as a passenger fatally shot a taxi driver and injured three persons last night in Linstead, St Catherine.

The deceased cabbie has been identified as Gabian Lewis of Benbow district in Guys Hill in the parish.

It is reported that about 10:15 pm, Lewis along with four passengers were travelling in his taxi along King Street when upon reaching the overhead bridge in Vanity Fair a man requested a stop.

The driver complied, and the man exited the vehicle.

He then brandished a handgun and fired several shots at the vehicle, hitting Lewis and the passengers.

The man then escaped from the scene on foot.

Lewis died at the scene while the passengers were assisted by residents to Linstead Public Hospital.

No motive has been established in the incident.

- Rasbert Turner

Follow The Gleaner on X, formerly Twitter, and Instagram @JamaicaGleaner and on Facebook @GleanerJamaica. Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169 or email us at onlinefeedback@gleanerjm.com or editors@gleanerjm.com.