Two Jamaican brothers killed in alleged gunfight with police

(Jamaica Observer) MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Two teenage brothers were killed by the police during a confrontation Friday afternoon in Mount Salem, St James.

The two have been identified as 17-year old Lishane Campbell and Romario Campbell, 19.

Reports are that about 1:30 the police went to Crawford Street, Mount Salem, in search of  men responsible for a number of serious crimes, including murders, committed in the parish.

The police reportedly came under heavy gunfire from men who were hiding behind a house in the community. The gunfire was returned and after the shooting subsided the two brothers were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were taken to the nearby Cornwall Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has been called in to probe the fatal shooting.



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