A disturbing incident unfolded on Sunday evening in the usually serene community of Eltham, Ocho Rios St Ann, as a man was fatally shot while playing dominoes. The victim, known only by his alias ‘Laggar’ Scott, was one of four individuals targeted in the late-night attack.
According to reports, at around 7:30 p.m., a black Toyota Axio car carrying armed assailants pulled up to a corner shop in the area. Without warning, they unleashed a hail of bullets on the group of men engrossed in a game of dominoes near the shop’s entrance. Following the assault, the gunmen swiftly fled in the direction of the Exchange community.
Local residents were left startled and dismayed by the incident, as Eltham is typically known for its tranquillity. The sound of well over a dozen gunshots pierced the air, sending shockwaves throughout the peaceful neighbourhood.
A concerned resident, who said that Scott “was in his mid-sixties, probably early seventies,” told the Jamaica Observer, “Eltham is a really quiet community, we usually don’t have incidents like this and it is very puzzling because Laggar was just an ordinary man who did menial jobs, he was primarily a grave digger,”
The other three victims of the shooting have been hospitalized, and their conditions are currently unknown.