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Two charged with shooting of journalist

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM

HEAD OF the St Catherine police, Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock, has said additional charges could be laid against the persons allegedly involved in the shooting of journalist Jody-Ann Gray

"We have not ruled out anything," Pinnock said when asked whether the police would be pursuing the charge of attempted murder against Gray.

KOOL FM broadcaster Wayne Whyte and another man, Safari Farr, have been charged in connection with the gun attack on Gray.

Gray, 28, who also works at KOOL FM, was shot in the face and hand by attackers outside her home in Portmore, St Catherine, last Wednesday.

The men have been charged with illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and shooting with intent.

They are booked to appear in the St Catherine Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Third being questioned

A third man is still being questioned by the detectives.

"We are in consultation with the director of public prosecutions and it was out of those consultations that the charges were laid," Pinnock told The Gleaner last night.

The senior officer declined to say whether the charge of attempted murder was a consideration. He, however, noted that the investigations were ongoing.

Gray, who is seven months pregnant, was shot in the face and twice in the arm.

The police have said two registration plates made out of cardboard were found covering the original registration plates of the Corolla motor car. When those plates were removed, it was discovered that the motor car was registered to Whyte and a woman who shared his last name, of a Harbour View address.

The police also seized a firearm suspected to be the weapon used in the shooting.