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West Kingston police assessing most wanted man held yesterday

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2016 | 11:56 AM

The West Kingston Police are now trying to determine whether one of the division's most wanted men who they held yesterday is linked to two shootings which occurred along Spanish Town Road yesterday afternoon.

The two injured men are now nursing gunshot wounds at hospital.

They were reportedly shot by persons from the Denham Town community some time after 5 o'clock yesterday.

The police carried out a series of operations in the area after the shooting.

That's when one of the division's most wanted, Odane Smith, otherwise called ‘Queng Queng’ was held in the Wellington Street area.

Head of the West Kingston police Senior superintendent Howard Chambers says the police were not seeking Smith during the operations.

But he says they are now trying to see whether Smith was connected to the two shootings which occurred minutes before his capture.

Rival gangs in Tivoli Garden and Denham Town have been carrying out attacks against each other for the last two weeks.

Eight people have already died in the conflict and the police say they have seized some 16 illegal firearms in the division.

But Superintendent Chambers says the police have not instituted any curfews in West Kingston because the violence has not been ongoing.

 

Head of West Kingston police, SSP Howard Chambers