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Auto parts dealer shot 14 times
A 42-year-old auto parts dealer was shot 14 times moments after he pulled up in front of his home in St Joseph on Wednesday night.
Simon Moss was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope where he succumbed to his injuries.
Investigating officers described the incident as a “hit” but were unable to determine a motive for his killing up to press time.
According to a police report, at about 7.45 pm Moss had just turned into his driveway at Agostini Street when he stopped his car to take a phone call.
A gunman walked up to him and shot him several times to the upper body. Moss, who was the father of two, was taken by relatives to the hospital where he died. Police discovered 14 spent shells on the scene.
Police officers yesterday confirmed that about eight years ago, Moss was charged for a gun, which he had in his possession illegally.
The close friend added that Moss had bought the gun to protect himself.
Moss operated an auto parts dealership at the Bamboo Village, Valsayn and normally when he closed up shop would usually hang around for a while to lime with friends.
Moss’ wife left the Forensic Science Centre in St James shortly after 1 pm and declined comment.
Moss’ murder was the 265th person to be killed for the year.
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