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Four shot in Norwood as concern mount over St James violence

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 9:55 PM
Late this afternoon, at least four people were rushed to hospital after being shot in the community of Norwood.

Law enforcement authorities are now grappling to respond to mounting concern about the violence in St James with the parish’s murder tally since January 1, now approaching 200.

Late this afternoon, at least four people were rushed to hospital after being shot in the community of Norwood.

 

Damion Mitchell of The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre speaking with Adrian Frater of The Gleaner's Western Bureau

Shortly before midday, a motorist identified only as ‘Bob’, was chased and shot dead along the Ironshore main road in the vicinity of the Blue Diamond Complex.

It’s the third straight day of murder in the city.

Yesterday, hours after a peace march, another man identified as Franklyn Lawrence was shot dead on Union Street.

On Tuesday, bus driver, Alvin ‘Strive’ Clarke was shot dead in an early morning attack on Creek Street that also left two 13-year-old Maldon High School students injured.

Central, St James MP Heroy Clarke has joined in appealing to violence-producing thugs to lay down their guns.

He also said the leadership in western Jamaica communities, public and private partners must support the anti-crime fight.

The West Central St James MP, Marlene Malahoo Forte has also been appealing for peace in Montego Bay.

 

West Central St James MP, Marlene Malahoo Forte