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TIVOLI ENQUIRY: 19 people killed in May 2010 operations received single bullet

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 2:24 PM

An official at the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has revealed that 19 of the persons killed during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens received a single bullet.

Deputy Commissioner of INDECOM, Hamish Campbell told the west Kingston commission of enquiry this morning that eight of the 19 were shot in the head or neck.

According to Campbell, the information was contained in 73 post mortem reports he examined.

He testified that four of the 19 persons were shot in the back while the others had gunshot wounds to the front of their bodies.

Campbell, who is a former detective chief superintendent in the United Kingdom, says the post mortem also revealed that 17 persons were shot twice.

He says three of them were shot in the head or neck.

According to Campbell, the post mortem shows that a total of 25 persons had head and neck wounds.

He also told the three-member tribunal that he did the analysis because he wanted to see if there was a pattern in how people died.