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Investigators allegedly shot at while processing Clarendon crime scene

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 5:18 PM

A fresh flare-up of gang violence in the community of Rocky Point, Clarendon has claimed the lives of two men in the last 12 hours.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that 30-year-old labourer Ryan Ramdial, of Rocky Point, was shot and killed by gunmen in the community shortly 9 o’clock last evening.

Another man who remains unidentified at this time, was reportedly shot and killed shortly after 6 o’clock this morning.

There are reports that police personnel processing the crime scene came under heavy gunfire.

Head of the Clarendon Police Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey says the latest flare-up is the result of a feud between rival gangs in the community.

Bailey has sought to assure residents that additional police personnel will be deployed to in the area to help restore calm.

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent Bailey says there has to be a long term approach to addressing some of the problems in the Rocky Point community.

He says the police, with assistance from other stakeholders, have undertaken a number of intervention strategies in the area in recent weeks.

As part of these activities, Bailey says the police have met with residents to discuss their concerns and staged a fun day in the community last week.

And he says these intervention activities will continue along with an increased deployment of personal personnel.