Update: Two children among 37 injured at PNP rally – KPH SMOTuesday, February 23, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two children were among the 37 people who were injured following a shooting incident which resulted in a stampede at the People’s National Party rally in Portia Simpson Miller Square, St Andrew Tuesday night.
According to Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at the Kingston Public Hospital, Dr Natalie Whylie, the two children were transported to the Bustamante Hospital for Children for treatment.
She said health care providers were prepared, as the Ministry of Health had set up two emergency posts at Portia Simpson Miller Square. The units, according to Dr Whylie, immediately went into action when the incident occurred.
The SMO also said health care practitioners were on stand-by for any emergency and they were called in to assist.
Two people were shot, at least one was stabbed and the others received injuries as a result of the stampede that ensued after the gunshots rang out.
After the shooting, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller vowed to find the person responsible for the incident.
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