February 28, 2014
Glen records 4 shootings in 2 weeks, one resulting in death

Within the space of two and a half weeks, four persons were shot in Glen, with one shooting resulting in a death.{{more}}

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 49-year-old Phillip “Super Cat” Quashie, who is reported to have been killed by an unknown assailant.

According to reports, the Glen resident was sleeping at his

home on Wednesday, when he sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body, at approximately 2:07 a.m.

Reports also claim that another individual was shot in his own home at least one hour before Quashie’s death. However, the man was discharged from the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital at noon on Wednesday.

While relatives declined to speak with SEARCHLIGHT, persons in the community expressed how they felt about Quashie’s death.

A Calliaqua resident said that he was the deceased’s neighbour when he (Quashie) had lived there.

“Super Cat was alright, man. He was cool,” the former neighbour said.

The man revealed that he was upset because of Quashie’s death, saying “Cat never used to trouble anybody.”

Some Glen residents, although they did not know Quashie well, said that they were saddened by his death.

One woman, who has lived in Glen for some time, told SEARCHLIGHT that she does not like what has been going on in the area.

“It’s terrible. I don’t understand what’s going on,” she said.

Residents noted that Quashie lived only a few yards away from the shop where Kenville Lockhart and Dorcy Nicholls were shot on

February 7.

According to reports, Nicholls and Lockhart were at the shop when an assailant came and started shooting.

On February 17, Lowmans Leeward resident Earl Jack died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, after an assailant allegedly opened his bedroom window and shot him while he was asleep.

A post mortem is expected to be carried out on Quashie’s body to determine the cause of death. (BK)