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Man shot dead in downtown Kingston

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 8:38 PM
There has been heightened concern about the increasing violence in downtown Kingston.

Gunmen struck on John's Lane, near East Queen Street in downtown Kingston a short while ago, leaving one man dead. 

Details of the shooting were not immediately available but persons on the scene were angry, saying the victim was on the ground writhing in pain for almost half hour before the police arrived to take him to the hospital.

There has been heightened concern about the increasing violence in downtown Kingston.

Just over a week ago a two-year-old boy was shot dead and his father and another man injured in what the police say is a gang warfare over turf.

That incident came after several other shooting incidents, some fatal.