Residents of St Thomas are reeling following the brutal homicide of a distinguished businessman on Wednesday night time.
The deceased has been recognized as 34-year-old Michael Younger, a chef of Dumfries within the parish.
Younger was shot and killed at his enterprise institution in Morant Bay, whereas a girl stated to be his girlfriend was shot and injured.
Studies are that someday after 9pm, Younger, the girl and different individuals had been at his enterprise institution after they had been approached by an armed man who opened fireplace on the businessman. Younger reportedly ran however was chased by his attacker and shot a number of occasions.
The gunman subsequently fled the realm whereas Younger succumbed to his accidents on the scene, based on reviews.
The girl sustained a bullet wound and was taken to the hospital, the place she was handled and launched.
Younger was a well-liked chef primarily based in Dumfries, St Thomas.
In the meantime, Younger’s killing has left in shock quite a few St Thomas residents and family members of the businessman, who describe him as a form and hardworking man who didn’t should die in such a grotesque method.
Younger was a previous pupil of the Seaforth Excessive Faculty in St Thomas and was stated to be an energetic previous pupil.
A number of individuals took to Fb to precise their grief over Younger’s passing.
One relative posted: “Lord my stomach is sick I’m numb this ache I’m feeling omg… Micheal Younger, cous(in) boii this hit me.”
Added one other Fb consumer: “Relaxation within the arms of probably the most excessive Micheal Younger. You can be missed by many my buddy.”
And in a prolonged Fb tribute to Younger, one lady stated her coronary heart was “tearing up”, disclosing that the deceased chef, who was a member the Seaforth Excessive Faculty Class of 2004, was born a star and meant to shine.
It added: “BORN a STAR….You had been meant to shine… Seaforth Excessive Class of 2004… You had been unforgettable!!! …. left giant footsteps all over the place you stepped in that establishment… Chief… Sports activities dat was by no means the identical with out you!!!
“Such a horrible horrible solution to go. Such an overkill, so many gunshots. Do not know what that is all about, however we’ll perceive it by and by. You had been attempting so exhausting. Working so exhausting. Struggling from nightfall until down to realize and make a greater life for you and your loved ones…”
Within the meantime, the St Thomas police have but to establish a motive for the gun assault.