MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite the strong presence of police and soldiers in St James, two cousins were shot dead and another man shot and injured in a motor vehicle when rampaging gunmen pounced upon them at a traffic light on the busy Ironshore road on Saturday.
The cousins have been identified as 28-year-old Odane Satahoo, otherwise called Tanny, and 25-year-old entertainer Damean Coleman, otherwise called SK, both of Paradise in Norwood, St James.
The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit reported that at about 5:00 pm, three men and a woman were travelling in a Nissan motor car when they stopped at a traffic light.
Three armed men travelling in a Toyota Voxy motor vehicle approached the Nissan motor car and sprayed the vehicle with bullets, hitting three of the four occupants.
The police were summoned and the victims were taken to hospital where Satahoo and Coleman were pronounced dead, while the other man was admitted in serious condition.
Coleman’s mother, Tracy Street, said her son was returning from Ocho Rios, St Ann, where he had gone to complete a video shoot for one of his latest songs, when the gunmen struck.
She described her son as a humble individual who was passionate about his music career.