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Man murdered at anti-violence seminar in Westmoreland

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 2:51 PM
The shooting happened at the Source Centre on Barracks Road in Savanna-la-Mar. -File photo.

Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Amid a state of public emergency in Westmoreland, a gunman this afternoon walked into an anti-violence training seminar and shot and killed a participant in front of other attendees.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/ Peace Management Initiative gender-based violence seminar was being held at the Source Centre on Barracks Road in Savanna-la-Mar. 

One eyewitness said he watched helplessly as the young male participant was gunned down.

“I sat down and watched this young man die. I watched every bullet the boy pumped into the young man and I could do nothing about it,” he told The Gleaner.

Witnesses say the trainee, who is from one of the violence-plagued communities in Westmoreland, went outside to have his lunch.

Another young man dressed in a red hoody and a red handkerchief around his face opened fire at the participant killing him.

More to come.

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