Police are investigating the murder of Courtney Younge, a 56-year-old labourer of Lot 643 ‘D’ Field Sophia.

Younge was killed a few houses away from his home about 20:30hrs last night (Thursday) by an identifiable male who was armed with a shotgun.

According to Vincent Cozier, a 57-year-old driver of ‘D’ Field Sophia, he is presently constructing a house at Lot 636 ‘D’ Field Sophia and Younge was working for him. At about 19:00hrs last evening, Cozier said he was at the work site when Younge visited him and they began imbibing.

Cozier said that were sitting in the front yard when they saw the suspect approaching on a pedal cycle. He dismounted the bicycle and entered the yard with a shotgun.

As he entered the yard, he approached Younge, pointed the gun at him and discharged a round in his direction. Younge fell to the ground, after which the suspect exited the yard, mounted the pedal cycle, rode off in a western direction along the street.

The body is at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination. Police are looking for the suspect as investigations continue.


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