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Mountain View remains tense after police shooting Monday

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- As tension remains in the Mountain View area of Kingston following the controversial police shooting of a 19-year-old resident on Monday the police say that they are cooperating fully with the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) in their probe.

Cops say that they went into the area Monday morning in response to heavy gunfire involving rival gangs.

According to the police, they came under heavy gunfire triggering a shootout with gunmen during which the 19-year-old of a Jarrett Lane address was fatally shot.

Angry residents later staged road blocks in the community in response to the shooting incident claiming that the youth was killed by the police in cold blood.

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The cops who were involved in the shooting have since been removed from front line duty to facilitate the INDECOM investigation, the police say.

Meanwhile, the police are reporting that the area remains tense as gunmen from rival gangs continue to trade shots with each other using high powered weapons.

The Police are however maintaining a presence in the area.

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