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Calm restored to Old Harbour after four men killed

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 6:00 AMJason Cross

The police yesterday said "relative calm" had been restored to Old Harbour Bay in

St Catherine after four men were fatally shot by members of the security forces and a police vehicle set ablaze by angry residents yesterday afternoon.

"At the moment, there is relative calm at the location, and we're monitoring things, and things are pretty much under control now," Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay, director of communications in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, told The Gleaner.

"As we get more information, we will make it available. I am able to confirm at this point that sometime after three (o'clock) in the Old Harbour Bay area, there was a shooting incident between the police and a group of men."

Lindsay added: "Arising from that shooting, unfortunately, four men were fatally shot and three illegal firearms seized. A police vehicle that transported the police officers, in response to the shooting, residents set that vehicle ablaze."

Lindsay said no one was injured as a result of the blaze.

Lindsay said the scene was processed by detectives from the Independent Commission of Investigations and it (was also) processed by detectives from the Bureau of Special Investigations," Lindsay said.

jason.cross@gleanerjm.com