Shepherd's Bush Man Shot Dead in Jamaica

Sean Patterson may have been victim of contract killing

33-year-old Sean Patterson
33-year-old Sean Patterson. Picture: Facebook

January 16, 2023

A 33-year-old man from Shepherd’s Bush has died after being shot while on holiday in Jamaica.

Sean Patterson, a personal trainer who lived on the Edward Woods Estate opposite Westfield, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body.

Local police say that they believe the shooting, which took place on Monday 2 January near Montego Bay, may have been a contract killing.

Deputy commissioner of police, Fitz Bailey, said, “The investigation so far theorised that the murder was a contract killing that emanated from Britain.”

According to police, Mr Patterson had no connections in Jamaica and had not been robbed.

A 34-year-old man has been taken into custody. He was reportedly deported from England in 2013.

Mr Patterson had arrived in Jamaica with a friend on 29 December and had spent three days in an apartment before booking a room in the One Love guest house at Bogue Hill, St James.

He had attended a concert while he was there an met up with another friend while in Kingston who joined him to stay at the villa.

He had been standing by the pool when shot, and although he was taken to a hospital, the efforts of medical staff to save him were unsuccessful.

His mother, Lesley Wright, told the MailOnline that he had “been having the time of his life” in Jamaica, where he has family through his father. She said her son, who was engaged and planned to marry later in the year, had hoped to meet them but never had the chance.

“I’ve lost my baby. No mother should have to bury her child,” she added.

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