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Apr 21, 2022

Man Shot Dead in Roaring Creek

We start tonight’s newscast with a murder out west in Roaring Creek. It happened on Wednesday night in the Another World area of the village and claimed the life of a man who residents say is not known to have enemies. But just around eight o’clock, Michael Clark was gunned down in front of his family as they arrived home. As he parked his car, a gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets on him; his relatives were still inside the car. Luckily no one else was injured. Police arrived on the scene to find him dead inside the car, with the engine still running. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Clark had just arrived home with his common-law-wife and other family members when he was ambushed by a gunman who lay-waited him. She excited this Outlander Mitsubishi vehicle to open the gate to the residence in the Another World area. As he drove in, a gunman appeared and fired several shots, killing Clark.


Voice of: Neighbour

“It mi really sad because I live so close and I always pass and I see the man ina di yard and I woulda give ahn di time of the day. It sad fi hear something like that happen. I neva even know that happen until one of my coworker call me and say my uncle deh pan di media saying someone shot around my neighborhood and when I open my door and I see people line up on the road.”


The incident occurred around eight p.m. and some residents say they heard up to eight shots being fired. Clark is a self-employed of the village and up to this afternoon, his common law wife had been giving a statement with the police in the village. At this time, a motive for the killing is unknown.


Voice of: Neighbour

“He dah wah cool guy. Ih noh mess with nobody. He always ina ih yard with ih children and the lady weh ih live with, but he dah noh somebody weh deh bout the place like yo woulda see ahn all about or heng with all kinda people. So when that happen, I mi like mien. Yo noh feel safe in yo own home.”


One resident who lives close by says that a lot of children live in the area and there needs to be some intervention, even more police patrols.


Voice of: Neighbour

“I would like that. Dehn have certain people weh noh have no light, no electricity and then it dark and then people yard open and people could run through people yard. And then at least we would want help with people weh noh have electricity because then if they have electricity yo could peep out, but then it sad because yo have children and then that happen real early and yo noh want children di pass and bump into the killer, but it really sad.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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