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Police are investigating fatal shooting incident that occurred in Newtown last night, Monday 7 December, 2020.

According to reports via police sources, officers visited a shop in Carty Alley, Newtown which was operated by Akeem Christopher, also known as “Little Man” after a report was made to the Police sometime after 10 p.m.

Upon arrival, the Officers met Christopher’s motionless body laying on the floor with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. Preliminary investigations have revealed that Christopher was inside the establishment when an unknown assailant approached him and shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

The District Medical Officer visited the scene and pronounced him dead. Personnel from the Forensic Services Unit arrived and processed the scene. They collected items of evidential value and an autopsy has been scheduled.

Christopher’s death, has taken the death toll to eight for the year.

Police are making an appeal to anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Violent Crimes Unit by dialing 467-1887, 467-1888, 662-3468, their nearest Police Station or the crime hotline at 707.

The information can be given anonymously.

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