Two men were arrested yesterday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporter during a political meeting in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, yesterday.
The police have not released their names, but confirmed they were picked up by detectives from the Westmoreland Police Division.
Twenty-year-old Daniel Campbell was killed and three other persons injured when a group of gunmen opened fire on a mass meeting organised by JLP candidate for the Westmoreland Central constituency, Marlene Malahoo Forte.
not politically motivated
However, the police said preliminary investigations have suggested that the shooting was not politically motivated.
Director of communications for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Karl Angell, said investigators believe the shooting was triggered by a feud between members of the rival Bobo gang and the Hot Roses gang.
Angell, who was speaking during a news conference yesterday, said police investigations have so far revealed that the shooting was an attempt to kill the leader of the Hot Roses gang.