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UPDATE: Two shot, at least 27 injured in ensuing stampede at PNP meeting

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 2:14 AM
An injured person being escorted from the Kingston Public Hospital - Gladstone Taylor Photo

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

At least two people are believed to have been shot and at least 27 others injured in an ensuing stampede at a People's National Party (PNP) meeting in Three Miles, St Andrew Tuesday night.

Phillip Paulwell, the PNP's Region Three chairman said one of the gunshot victims was hit in the back and was undergoing surgery.

The other was not seriously wounded, he said.

Paulwell said there is no evidence yet to say the incident was politically motivated.

Anthony Hylton, the PNP deputy chairman, said the incident was disturbing.

"Some of them who were fleeing ran into persons and were chopped and stabbed," Hylton said.