Dead are young siblings, nine year old Jadel Holder and 15 year old Jamal Brathwaite. The two were reportedly killed at around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon by gunmen who entered their family’s Petunia Avenue home and demanded that they lie on the ground. They were subsequently shot in the head.
Reports are that a 16 year old neighbor, who had been at the residence at the time of the incident, was shot in the leg. He remains in stable condition at hospital. The boys’ mother who was also in the house at the time, escaped unharmed.
Police investigating the double murder yesterday, cordoned off the area as neighbors assembled nearby to see what had been taking place. One onlooker described the victims as terrors and said this was bound to be the end result.
Autopsies on the bodies of the two dead boys will be done today at the Forensic Sciences centre. Police are continuing their investigations.