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Police have launched an investigation into the shooting of a 43-year-old labourer of Grieggs, which occurred on Wednesday.

Police identified the victim only as “Mr. John” and said preliminary investigations indicate that he was at the home of a friend in an area known as “Big Yard” when an unknown assailant fired multiple gun shots at him.

The victim sustained an injury to his chest and was taken to the Levi Latham Health Centre for medical attention.

He was later transferred to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) for further treatment and observation.

“Persons with useful information about the investigation are asked to contact the Officer in charge of South Central Division at 1784-458-4200; or any Police Station; or Police Officer you are comfortable with. All information will be dealt with confidentially. Investigations into the matter are ongoing,” police said.

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The shooting could be the third in the country this week, following that of Mark Williams, a 31-year-old vendor, of New Montrose, who died at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, one day after being shot by a masked assailant in Block 2000, Old Montrose.

Then, on Wednesday, police launched an investigation after the discovery of the body of Augustus Prince, 36, in the Carib Mountain in Campden Park.

Police responded to a call about 1:50 p.m. and met Prince’s body lying face down on an unpaved, motorable mountain road with what appeared to be several gunshot wounds.

Police said on Thursday that Prince was last seen alive earlier on Wednesday in Murray’s Village.

A post mortem examination will be conducted on the body to ascertain the cause of death.

Police are asking members of the public with information that can assist with the investigation into Prince’s death to contact the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1-784-457-1211 ext. 4837, the Officer in charge of Central Division at 1-784- 457-1211 ext. 4831/4832, or call 999/911.

“All calls will be treated confidentially. Investigations are ongoing,” police said.