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Children screamed as gunmen shot man

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A gang feud in the Central Kingston area yesterday spilled over on to George's Lane, in the vicinity of Duke Street, where gunmen shot a man, triggering frenzied screams from children who attend the St George's Girls' and Infant School.

The barefaced gun-toting men allegedly walked up to the man and opened fire about four times then proceeded to pick up the spent shells before leaving the scene.

The Gleaner understands that the children from the institution who heard the explosions reportedly screamed in fear.

Superintendent of Police for Kingston Central Michael Scott said that the incident occurred at about 1 p.m. He said that a man was standing near a stall near George's Lane and Beeston Street in proximity to Duke Street when he was approached by gunmen, who shot him.

The wounded man was taken to hospital by the police, where is said to be in stable condition.

Scott said that the incident is linked to a gang feud between men from James Street and Cloverly Road in central Kingston.