Personal trainer from London, 33, shot dead by pool while on luxury holiday in Jamaica

4 January 2023, 00:45 | Updated: 4 January 2023, 10:49

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The Brit was killed in the St James area of Jamaica
The Brit was killed in the St James area of Jamaica. Picture: Alamy
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A British man has been killed after being shot next to the pool while on a luxury holiday in Jamaica.

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Personal trainer Sean Patterson, 33, was found with gunshot wounds to his upper body on Monday in Bogue Hill, St James. He was from West London.

Jamaica's Constabulary Force said Sean was standing by the pool of the guest house where he was staying before witnesses head 'loud explosions'.

Local media have reported that Sean was standing on the pool deck shortly before midday when a man with a gun chased him and shot him 'multiple times'.

He was rushed to hospital but was could not be revived.

Another man, 34, from Kingston, Jamaica, has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting, according to local reports. He is believed to have been deported from the United Kingdom in 2013.

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Meanwhile, Sean is believed to have been in Jamaica since December 29 and is the first person to have been murdered in St James in 2023.

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said they are "supporting the family of a British man who died in Jamaica and are in contact with the local authorities".

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