Six killed in gun battle with security forces in St James

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations has commenced their probe into last night's fatal shooting of six men in an alleged gun battle with members of the security forces in Goodwill, St James.

The identities of the deceased are yet to be released by the police.

Preliminary reports are that sometime last nigh, a police/military team and men travelling in a motor car were involved in a shoot-out.

After the shooting died down six men were found suffering from gunshot injuries.

They were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Following the gunfight, four illegal firearms were recovered by the security forces.

More information later.
Mark Cummings

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