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Angry George's Plain residents set canefield on fire to capture gunmen

Published:Friday | October 4, 2013 | 5:40 PM

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

Residents of George’s Plain in Westmoreland are reportedly angry this afternoon following the shooting of a woman in the community by gunmen today.

The residents are determined to capture two gunmen who they believe are in hiding in a canefield in the area.

The woman remains in hospital after reportedly being shot three times.

It’s reported that this morning two men on a bike attempted to rob a shop in the community.

The woman, who was a customer in the shop, ran and raised an alarm.

She was chased and shot.

The gunmen were later confronted by a police team which was in the area and the robbers reportedly ran into in a nearby canefield, which was later set on fire by angry residents in a bid to ferret them out.

The blaze was put out by afternoon rains, but the angry residents have refused to leave the area saying they intend to capture the robbers.


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