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Christopher Coke's son remains in hospital after surgery

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 11:17 PM
In this file photo some of the buildings in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens are pictured.

The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre understand that Michael Christopher Coke, the son of incarcerated Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, underwent surgery this morning and remains hospitalised in stable condition.

According to police reports, the younger Coke was among a group of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters gathered at a plaza in west Kingston when he was shot in the upper part of his body.

The shooting triggered fears among residents of reprisal attacks.

However, head of the Kingston Western Police Division Superintendent Howard Chambers says a number of measures have been put in place to ensure there is no escalation of violence in the area.

Among them is the deployment of additional police personnel along with members of the Jamaica Defence Force to hotspots and a curfew which will remain in place until tomorrow.

Chambers says the police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances under which Coke was shot and are urging persons who were present to come forward and assist investigators.