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Commish promises normalcy after drive-by shooting in Whitfield Town

Published:Saturday | November 1, 2014 | 12:59 PM
Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams. - File

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has sought to assure residents in Whitfield Town, St Andrew that measures are being put in place to ensure that normalcy is restored to their community.



That assurance follows last night’s drive-by shooting in the community that left one man dead and five others nursing gunshot wounds.



The dead man has been identified as 31-year-old Sheldon Brown, of Cockburn Pen, also in St Andrew.



The Hunts Bay Police report that just before 9 o’clock Brown was among a group of persons playing games at a bar along Berwick Lane when a car with several men inside approached and opened fire.



The police say three of the injured men remain hospitalised in stable condition while the other have been treated and released.



In a statement this morning Commissioner Williams condemned what he said were the brutal attacks on citizens by heartless criminals who continue to intimidate, wound and murder their fellow citizens.



He says a high level investigation is already underway and adds that the police will do all they can to restore normalcy in the community.



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