About 24-hours after Shop Hill, St Thomas resident Barry Taylor’s lifeless body was discovered beside the road not far from the Lester Vaughan Secondary School at Cane Garden in the same parish, another Shop Hill resident has been slain.
Police are conducting investigations into the murder of Corey Yabba Parris, 47, who was shot multiple times while sitting in a car registration number MA 4399 about 6.10 p.m. today on Baxters Road, St Michael in the vicinity of Jordan’s Supermarket.
Reports are that a lone gunman emerged from the area of New Orleans, St Michael and fired multiple times at Parris, hitting him about the body. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
In December 2012 police issued a wanted bulletin for Parris and Andre Jackman, alias Lord Evil, of Stroud Bay, St Lucy advising both men to present themselves to the police accompanied by an attorney-at-law of their choice or a family member.
In October 2017, Parris and an Omari Maycock of 7th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael were jointly charged for gun and ammunition possession.
Parris was released on bail from Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds, St Philip about a month ago.
Tonight when Barbados TODAY visited Parris’ home district, residents of the Shop Hill community were holding an emergency prayer session at the Shop Hill Church of the Nazarene, invoking God’s intervention into the spate of violent gun crimes not only in their community but in other trouble spots in Barbados. Pastor David Daniel said that as a church they were trying to reach out to the grieving families in their community.
One of the churchgoers, Maxine Parris, said they were on their way to a meeting but after hearing of the latest murder, they decided to hold a prayer service at the church instead
Barbados TODAY understands that the recent shootings are linked to an ongoing feud between gangs from the Chapman Lane and New Orleans districts in the City.