Popular Westmoreland businessman shot dead in Savanna-la-Mar

A popular Westmoreland businessman was shot and killed as he was about to open his business establishment in the parish on Saturday morning.

A woman was also shot and injured during the attack.

The deceased has been identified as 68-year-old Gladstone Lloyd Clarke of Dean’s Valley in the parish.

Reports are that around 8:56 a.m., Clarke was in the process of opening his business place on a plaza in the parish capital, Savanna-la-Mar, when he was pounced upon and shot by an unknown assailant, resulting in injury also to a female who was nearby.

The police were summoned and on their arrival, Clarke was found suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both injured persons were taken to hospital, where Clarke was pronounced dead.

Investigators are yet to establish a motive for the shooting.

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