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Police meeting over west Kingston violence

Published:Monday | November 14, 2016 | 8:40 AM

Police commanders will be meeting this morning to craft response plans to the heightened tension in west Kingston.

There has been an uptick in violence in west Kingston since Friday’s shooting of Michael Coke, the son of convicted drug kingpin, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Yesterday, five persons were shot on Bread Lane leaving the area tense and security officials worried.

The police say one of the victims died while the others remained in hospital.

The five were reportedly at home in the morning when gunmen entered the yard and opened fire hitting them.

The police have also been grappling with killings in Portland and St James.

On Saturday evening a pastor and a deacon were shot dead in Montego Bay and sometime later a policeman was shot and injured in his community on the outskirts of the capital.