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My heart is heavy ... Holness shocked following shooting deaths at JLP MoBay meeting

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 2:44 AM
Holness: I am terribly saddened by tonight's unspeakable incident and my sympathy goes out to the families of those who lost their lives and my prayers are with those who were injured.

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has expressed shock and "heartfelt sadness" at the tragic deaths of three Jamaica Labour supporters and the injury of two others on Sunday night during the official launch of the party's campaign in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay St. James.

"Tonight my heart is heavy," Holness said in a statement released by the Jamaica Labour Party.

"I am terribly saddened by tonight's unspeakable incident and my sympathy goes out to the families of those who lost their lives and my prayers are with those who were injured," he added.

The JLP Leader in condemning what the party calls the barefaced and heartless attack on the democratic process, said in addition to taking three lives, the perpetrators endangered the lives of tens of thousands of Jamaicans.

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JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has written to the Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown, People's National Party General Secretary Paul Burke and the Police Commissioner requesting an urgent meeting.