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Eight shot, three fatally in Westmoreland attack

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Eight people were shot, three fatally, shortly after 11 o'clock last night in the volatile community of Williamsfield, Westmoreland.

According to the police, the victims were at a popular bar in the community when they were ambushed by men, who rode up on motorcycles, and opened gunfire at them.

Williamsfield has had several shooting incidents over the past year and is now considered one of the primary crime hot spots in the western parish.

Of the four western parishes, last year Westmoreland was the bloodiest with more than 130 murders.

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