US citizen shot dead in bar attack in Jamaica

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A US citizen was shot dead and a man injured after gunmen attacked patrons at a bar in Cheapside near Junction in St Elizabeth on Wednesday night.

Police named the deceased man as Veron Shearer, 46, a resident of Mays Landing, New Jersey.

A police report said about 9:40 pm, Shearer was inside the bar when gunmen drove up in a motorcar, alighted from the vehicle and opened fire hitting him several times in the upper body.

Police said another man who was in a car in the vicinity of the bar was hit by a stray bullet as the gunmen fled the scene.

Both injured men were rushed to hospital where the US citizen was pronounced dead and the other man admitted for treatment.

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