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Man killed less than 50 metres from police station

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 11:44 PM

Jason Cross and Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writers

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed a short while ago less than 50 metres from the Gold Street Police Station in the Southside community, in downtown Kingston.

Relatives have identified him as Mackio Panton of a Tower Street address, also in downtown Kingston.

One relative, who spoke to The Gleaner, report that Panton was having a drink with friends along Barry Street when an argument developed.

It's reported that a man left and returned with a gun and used it to shoot Panton.

Police investigators say the incident mirrored another killing that occurred in the tough inner-city community two years ago.

In that incident it's reported that a man was shot and killed after making a rough tackle on another man during a game of football.