Four hit in West Kingston

Sunday, May 04, 2014    

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FOUR people were shot and injured in two separate incidents in West Kingston between Friday night and Saturday morning.

Police reported that in the first incident, three men, one of them an intellectually challenged person, were injured when armed thugs invaded a section of Tivoli Gardens called Levy Park.

"Reports we received are that gunmen went to the area, saw a group of persons, and opened fire," said Desmond McKenzie, the Member of Parliament for West Kingston.

Police reports are that the injured, two of whom are brothers, were rushed to hospital where they

were admitted.

McKenzie reported that less than eight hours after the incident, a woman was attacked in sections of Denham Town and shot.

"The injured woman was also taken to hospital," said the MP.

Yesterday, a fuming McKenzie said that the incident was the ninth attack to take place in the Kingston Western Division in the last week.

"This cannot be allowed to continue," said McKenzie, who called on the police to do more to keep criminals, who were locked in a deadly gang feud, at bay.

Yesterday, following the incidents, residents in the area said that the shootings had triggered new levels of fear.

"Right now it looks as if these criminals no respect the authorities. Even with the police in the area dem a carry out dem attack," said one West Kingston resident, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal.

-- Kimmo Matthews





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