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10-year-old among six shot in Whitfield Town shooting, four men dead

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:35 PMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A 10-year-old child is among six persons who were shot this morning in the Whitfield Town area, in St Andrew South West. 

Four men have since succumbed to their injuries.

Senior Superintendent Arthur Brown, head of the St Andrew South Police Division, confirmed the gruesome incident, indicating that tensions are very high in the community.

Brown said the incident happened between 1:30 -3:30 on Saturday. 

He said while there might be evidence of gang violence he is still yet to confirm a motive of the killing.

“Some doors were kicked off and six persons were shot in total, four succumbed.  A 10-year-old was shot and injured also, she’s at Children’s Hospital [Bustamante Hospital for Children], the other person is at the Kingston Public Hospital”.

“I wouldn’t want to put it down to that [gang violence] because unfortunately some persons who weren’t involved, got caught in it.” He said.

He said the community remains very tense, but sought to reassure citizens that there will be increased police presence in the community and everything will be done to bring criminals to justice. 

 

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