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UPDATE: Driver killed, Maldon students injured in MoBay bus shooting

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Bus driver Alvin Clarke who was shot dead this morning.
A police car is parked next to a Coaster bus which was shot up by gunmen in Montego Bay, St James earlier today.

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

There was chaos and panic during peak hour traffic along Creek Street in downtown Montego Bay, St James this morning as shots rained on a bus carrying mainly schoolchildren.

At the end of the shooting, the driver, Alvin Clarke, was dead and two 13-year-old female students of the Maldon High School injured.

They have since been hospitalised.

IN PHOTO: A police car at the crime scene

Amid the shooting around 7:20 a.m, a number of students reportedly jumped from the window of the bus in a bid to escape.

“The students are traumatised, they were running all over the place in shock,” said an eyewitness shortly after the incident at the intersection of St Clavers Avenue and Creek Street.

The bus plied the Montego Bay to Spring Mount route.

While medical personnel were attending to the victims of the bus shooting, another another man, Jerome Clarke, a 46-year-old mechanic of Tucker, St James was brought to hospital with gunshot wounds.

He died while undergoing treatment.

Initially, police believed the mechanic was shot in the Creek Street incident, but they have confirmed that he was attacked in Tucker Irwin.

Last week, eight people were killed in the Second City.