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Area Four police to outline response to upsurge in Kingston violence

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 8:35 AM
In the latest incident this week, a two-year-old boy was shot dead on Luke Lane and his father and another man injured.

The police are today expected to speak on matters related to the recent upsurge in violence in sections of Kingston.

Police divisions in Kingston fall under Area Four and it’s commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Terrence Bent is expected to address a press conference called for this morning at Harman Barracks.


IN PHOTO: Acting Assistant Commissioner Terrence Bent

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Ealan Powell, is also down to speak at the event.


IN PHOTO: Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell

In recent weeks, there’s been an upsurge in crime in Area Four, particularly in the Kingston Western division.

The police have said a gang feud over turf is fuelling the violence.

They have named several people as persons of interest, who they say can help with their investigations into the violence.

In the latest incident this week, a two-year-old boy was shot dead on Luke Lane and his father and another man injured.