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It was during her last prayer Sunday morning that Andrea Lowe Garwood, a 51-year-old credit card officer was shot dead at the Agape Christian Fellowship in Falmouth, Trelawny.

According to police reports, the shooter, who had been sitting behind the woman, opened fire in her moment of reverence, sending a congregation into traumatic screaming and confusion.

Hours before departing home for church, Lowe Garwood had also offered up a silent prayer.

“Gud mawning Puppa Jesaz,” she posted on Facebook.

“You si dah one egg yah wah yuh bless mi wid, mi nice clean pickney, mi a pleez beg yuh fi guide him, guard him, instruk him. Cuva im unda yuh blood,” she prayed.

The police have now detained three people in connection with the mid-morning stunner.

One of those arrested is Lowe Garwood’s stepson.

It is understood that the police are following several leads.

They have also recovered evidence from the cellphone left behind in the church by the killer.

The murder is a big blow for the family of the woman who worked at the National Commercial Bank in Montego Bay, St James.

Seven months ago, her husband died in a car crash in Lilliput, St James.

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang says the police are making progress with their investigations into this morning's murder of 50 year-old Andrea Lowe Garwood. She was gunned down while at church in Falmouth, Trelawny this morning.

Lowe Garwood, an employee of the National Commercial Bank, was shot several times at about 10:30 a.m., in the midst of worship at the Agape Christian Fellowship Church on Market Street, the police say, by a man armed with a handgun. The gunman then escaped in a waiting motor car.   

The incident sent congregants scampering for cover, as many frightened worshippers screamed and openly wept. The breakdown in the church service was caught on Facebook Live, which the church was using to stream its worship activities.  

Dr Chang told reporters this afternoon that investigators have assured him that they already have a suspect on their radar, and that they are expecting to make an arrest in a few days.