Three men die Jamaica shoot-out near police station

(Jamaica Gleaner) A third man has succumbed to injuries suffered during a gun attack yesterday afternoon outside a supermarket next door the Spring Mount police station in St James.

The man, who is believed to be about 19 years of age, was pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

His death brings the death toll from the shooting to three. Two persons died on the scene, while the owner of the supermarket was shot in the foot.

“The parish is hemorrhaging from the number of shootings and also the hospital resources are being stretched unnecessarily, because of gunmen who have literally waged war on the citizens in the parish,” says Montego Bay businessman and operator of the Last Resort Detective Agency, Henry McCurdy.

 

The businessman, who is also the People’s National Party (PNP)caretaker for North West St James, is again calling on the stakeholders within the parish to try to fix the situation as soon as possible.

“There are a number of companies that are being forced to find additional resources to transport staff whenever late or early morning shifts are required, because their staff members are afraid to leave their homes,” said McCurdy.

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