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Children escape brazen midday shooting

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett
Police personnel on the scene of a shooting along Mountain View Avenue, St Andrew, yesterday, where gunmen opened fire on a Range Rover sport utility vehicle. Two children narrowly escaped.
Bullet holes in the Range Rover sport utility vehicle, where gunmen opened fire at it along Mountain View Avenue, St Andrew yesterday. The driver was injured and two children narrowly escaped.

A two-year-old boy and his seven-year-old sibling narrowly escaped death yesterday after the vehicle in which they were being transported by their father was sprayed with bullets along Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew.

According to the police, their father was not so lucky. He was reportedly shot in the chest and hand. Up to press time, his condition could not be ascertained.

Investigators say an Antiguan man was also in the black Range Rover and that it was his first visit to the island. He was unharmed.

“Him say him nah come back a Jamaica,” one investigator recounted.

The police report that the driver of the luxury sports utility vehicle was returning from the airport when a car pulled up behind him, metres from the Mountain View Police Station.

The police say the occupants of the car pulled guns and fired off as many as 11 rounds before escaping.