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West Kingston man remains in custody as police probe Livity shooting

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Security stepped up their presence at the Spanish Town Hospital yesterday after Leighton 'Livity' Coke was admitted after he was shot outside the gate of Hellshire beach by gunmen early Sunday morning.

Security personnel remained outside Spanish Town Hospital yesterday where Leighton 'Livity' Coke was admitted after being shot at the entrance to Hellshire Beach by gunmen early Sunday morning.

A man detained by the Greater Portmore police in relation to the investigation into the shooting remains in custody.

The man was held yesterday after he turned up at the police station to claim a motorbike that was seized by the police in Hellshire following the shooting incident.

Head of operations at the Greater Portmore Police Division, Superintendent Leighton Gray, said the police are now doing a case review, which includes determining ownership of the bike. Gray said the man, who is from the west Kingston area, is still being questioned.

Coke was ambushed and shot several times early Sunday morning at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine.

Hours after the shooting, police and soldiers took up positions at Spanish Town Hospital, where doctors were treating Coke for gunshot wounds to the right side of his chest and left hand.

A woman who was travelling with him at the time was also shot multiple times.

They both remain hospitalised.