Tuesday, 24 January 2023 15:28

87-year-old woman dead after gunmen shot up her house and set it ablaze

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An 87-year-old woman died from injuries she received after her house was set ablaze by gunmen on Monday.

The woman has been identified as Hyacinth Whyte, a retiree of Tunbridge Drive, Kingston 19.

Reports from the Constant Spring police are that at about 9:50 am, men drove up in a motor vehicle and opened gunfire at Whyte’s house before setting it ablaze.

The police and units from the York Park Fire Department were alerted to conduct cooling-down operations.

Whyte’s charred remains were found among the rubble.

The scene was processed and the remains were removed to the morgue pending post-mortem.