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