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Police have identified the deceased in the fatal shooting at Jacmel as 34-year-old Gavaska Shangoo of Odsan.
According to a police statement, about 12:30 am on Monday, August 8, 2022, officers attached to the Anse La Raye Station responded to a report of a possible shooting in Jacmel.
Officers discovered the unresponsive body of a male with apparent gunshot injuries along the roadside.
A pathologist summoned to the scene pronounced him dead.
A friend recalled that he, the deceased, and others had proceeded to an event in Jacmel.
The friend told reporters that because the group had no problems with anyone in the community, they had no reservations about going.
“When we go there, we cooling out. I myself don’t see no old vibes going on – nothing. We there cool – we had a two drinks. I myself, they had a karaoke – I sing a two songs,” the man said.
He told reporters that after a while he heard gunfire, but was not unduly perturbed.
“I myself don’t take that for nothing. I done know the Jacmel fellas already how dem man like to burst they shots. Is after a good lil while – a fifteen minutes, I myself see the bartender coming. The bartender saying ‘Look they kill a man deh’.
He said he would later discover that the deceased was his friend.
“I myself seeing is my soldier that there. Not to say the man is a violent fella, like trouble and thing,” the man said.
He told reporters that he later learned that individuals had threatened to kill any male from Odsan, the community where the deceased was residing.
According to the man, the situation was uncalled for as the deceased had done nothing to anyone.