British traveller shot dead in Jamaican taxi

Published on : Monday, December 14, 2015

Jamaican resort of MontegoA British woman travelling with her 7 years old daughter was shot dead in a Jamaican resort on Montego.


The women named Melanie Rose Clarke, clerical worker from Birmingham was sitting in the front seat of the taxi while travelling from Mount Salem, a popular resort was staying with her relatives.



Occupants of the taxi heard a loud bang and on arrival at the destination, Ms Clarke was discovered to be dead and leaning against the driver,’ the spokeswoman said. ‘They took her to hospital but she was already dead.’



The unidentified gunman fled after shooting, the man was travelling with Ms. Clarke. She was in Jamaica to attend a relatives wedding. When the taxi got to the Cornwall Regional Hospital gate, the man, who was in the back, paid the driver but did not get out,’ he said. A loud bang was thought to have been a tyre blow-out and the driver continued.



The man after shooting ran to the nearby bushes, the driver was unaware that Ms. Clarke had been shot until he came to the end of his route when she wasn’t getting out of the car.

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