Unconfirmed: Man chopped to death in Trelawny





A man was chopped to death by unknown assailants in the community of Litchfield in Trelawny this afternoon. Information on what led to the fatal attack on the unidentified man is unknown. A crowd has now gathered at the scene and the Police have been summoned to the area.



  
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3 children shot in Downtown Kingston

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