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Security minister, police, gov't officials visit McIntyre Villa

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2014 | 6:42 PM

National Security Minister Peter Bunting this evening toured the troubled McIntyre Villa community in east Kingston, where the air has been tense following Friday's murders of two people, one of them a 17-monthold boy.



Two others were left with life-threatening gun shot injuries.



The security minister, who was joined by Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, Mayor of Kingston Angella Brown-Burke and Member of Parliament Philip Paulwell, pleaded with residents to rally for change.



Earlier Bunting had said residents should tell the police what they know about Friday night’s shooting incident.



He says as long as illegal guns are in communities, all residents, including children, are at risk.



Meanwhile, a curfew remains in place for McIntyre Villa until 6:00 tomorrow evening as the police try to gain control of the situation in the community.



Residents are to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorised in writing by the member of security forces in charge of enforcing the curfew.



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