Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Popular Jamaican businessman, Brandon Murray, shot dead

Popular Jamaican businessman and football academy operator, John Brandon Murray, was shot dead by gunmen at the Mayfair Hotel in St Andrew on Sunday afternoon.

Murray is from the Clarendon Park community in South East Clarendon, where his family has long been in farming, especially of fresh water fish, and operates a very popular eatery, among other business interests along the island’s south coast.

Murray operated Sporting Central Academy, which for some time was a staple in the National Premier Football League, and has since been close to reclaiming a spot in the top tier of local football.

Reports are that approximately 5:15 p.m., the 47-year-old man was driving on Kings House Close and upon reaching the hotel he was attacked by men travelling in a vehicle.

The men opened fire, hitting Murray several times before driving away from the location.

The police were summoned and the businessman was found suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A team of police officers is still at the location carrying out investigations.


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