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Three remain in custody after UWI shooting

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2007 | 1:13 PM

The three men who were held on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), following a shooting incident yesterday have remained in police custody.

Investigators reported that the three who are to face an identification parade could be charged with shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm.

The Mona police state the men are members of gangs from the nearby communities of Goldsmith Villa, August Town and Mona Commons.

The gangs are linked to the major political parties, they added.

The security guard who was shot during the altercation with the men yesterday remains in hospital.

Its reported that the men were arguing over construction work on the campus and the argument later became violent with shots being fired.

The security guard who was assigned to the Bank of Nova Scotia on the campus reportedly intervened and was shot in the abdomen.

The administration of the University has since said it will be intensifying its security surveillance systems on the campus.

The police have recommended that work on the construction site, which was the source of the conflict be halted until proper security arrangements can be made.