Friday, 27 May 2022 14:40

Gunmen fired nearly 50 M-16 bullets in Rose Heights attack

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 At least 50 bullets were fired by the gunmen who killed three people and injured two others during the attack in Rose Heights, St James on Wednesday.

Police say upon processing the crime scene, 49 spent casings of 5.56 bullets which are used in M-16 rifles, and one 9mm spent casings, were found.

This means that several of the gunmen who carried out the attack had M-16 rifles, and at least one had a 9mm.

Those killed in the attack were identified as Chadwell ’Bomb Brian’ Fraser, otherwise known as Chad, 27, of Glendevon; Chamario ‘Chippy’ Calvin, 24, of Ball Ground in Rose Heights; and Toniann ‘Too Fly’ Reid, 26, of Jarrett Terrace, all in St James.

Among the injured are a 15-year-old boy from Rose Heights and a 27-year-old man from Green Pond.

The police say the gunmen’s bullets did not spare two motor vehicles which were parked near the shooting scene.

Gunshots shattered the rear and front windshield of a black Toyota Voxy parked nearby. Another black Voxy had its rear windshield and right rear passenger door damaged by bullets. Both vehicles had several bullet holes.

It was reported that about 4:20 pm, the five were gathered along Marl Road in the community when a silver Toyota Axio motorcar drove up.

Masked men alighted from the vehicle with rifles and subsequently opened gunfire at the group. The men then made their escape in the motor vehicle in the area.

After the shooting subsided it was revealed that all five were shot. They were rushed to hospital where Fraser was pronounced dead, and the others admitted. Calvin and Reid later died while undergoing treatment.

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