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Attacker of Desmond McKenzie's bodyguards in hospital

Published:Wednesday | April 16, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Andre Williams & Crystal Harrison, Gleaner Writers

One of the two men allegedly involved in yesterday's gun attack on bodyguards for West Kingston Member of Parliament Desmond McKenzie was taken to hospital last night by police.

Information reaching our news team is that the unidentified man, who appears to be in his early twenties, is nursing wounds he received to his lower body during the incident.

It is understood that family members of the injured man learned of his whereabouts and went to see him before they handed him over to the police.

Our news team was on hand at the hospital when members of the Flying squad arrived with the injured man about 8:30 last evening.

McKenzie and his bodyguards escaped injury yesterday, after members of his security team were attacked at the intersection of North and Oxford streets in downtown Kingston.

The MP was at a funeral home making funeral arrangements for a child who was gunned down in the community on April 4.

McKenzie says he has no idea what motivated the attack or if he was the target.


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