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Woman killed by gunman during church service in Jamaica

The Christian Post reported that a gunman who entered a church in Jamaica's northwestern city of Falmouth Sunday morning posing to be a member of the church shot a fifty-one-year-old woman dead while the worship service was being streamed on the internet.


Andrea Lowe-Garwood, a bank manager in Trelawny Parish, was killed at the Agape Christian Fellowship Church Sunday. Three people have been taken into custody by police in connection with the murder, The Jamaica Gleaner reported Monday. Authorities also are said to have seized a vehicle believed to have been used to escape from the scene of the crime.

According to Jamaica Observer, the gunman, who had not been identified as of early Monday, fired several further shots after shooting the woman. The attack occurred as a video of the service was streaming live on Facebook. The video shows members of the worship team screaming after shots were fired.

The Jamaica Information Service reports that the perpetrator posed as a member of the congregation. He walked over to the victim and shot her several times before escaping into a white car. Lowe-Garwood was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to The Jamaica Observer, Lowe-Garwood’s murder is the latest in a week that “rampaging criminals went on a spree committing murders, rapes, shootings, robberies, and break-ins.” The outlet reports that there were about thirty-four incidents between Tuesday and Saturday across nine parishes.


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