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Killings race toward 1,000 mark as security forces struggle to stem scurge

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 11:29 AM

At least 26 persons were killed across the island last week.

Law enforcement sources say this has pushed the number of murders recorded this year to 917, with just about four months still remaining.

Statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force revealed that at the start of last week, the country had recorded 891 murders this year.

Law enforcement sources revealed that by Thursday, that number increased to 910.

The police say seven persons were killed in separate shootings in St Andrew and St James between Friday and yesterday.