Murder in Rio Claro

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 20:00

A 19-year-old Rio Claro teenager is the country's latest murder victim.

It follows shooting incident near the El Gunapo Housing Development in last night, in which another man was critically injured.

The slain youth has been identified as  Akeem Pandorie of Mora Height Development, Rio Claro. 

30-year-old Kareem Jarvis of Agostini Village, Rio Claro was wounded.

The incident occured around 7.30 pm when both men were accosted by two masked men hiding in an abandoned house a short distance away.

Police say the assailants fired several shots at Pandorie and Jarvis, before escaping on foot.

Pandorie was shot six times in his chest, head, neck and arm, while Jarvis was hit in his chest, neck and elbow.

Rio Claro police are continuing investigations.