Family members of 52-year-old Mitchell Coley, a butcher of 4th Street in Linstead, St Catherine, who was slain this morning, are mystified and in utter grief over the killing.
It is reported that about 6 o’clock, Coley, who operated at the Linstead Market, was pounced upon at his gate by unknown assailants as he prepared to go to work.
The attackers opened fire, hitting him several times.
He was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives at the murder scene Friday morning told The Gleaner that even though they have not established a motive for the killing, they are following strong leads.
There was an atmosphere of gloom at Coley’s home on Friday morning where a number of family members gathered, unable to process the tragic loss of a man they say was a hard-working family man.