13-year-old Student among Two Other Persons Shot and Injured by Gunmen in Falmouth,Trelawny

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Jamaica News, Trelawny: A 13-year-old male student who attends the Muchette High School in Trelawny and two other persons, were shot and injured by a lone gunman in the township of Falmouth on Thursday morning, September 6.

Commanding officer in charge of the parish of Trelawny, Superintendent Dwight Powell stated that the student was not the intended target, but was in close proximity.

Superintendent Powell further stated that, the police are in the process of conducting some counseling sessions with the parent of the 13-year-old, and the student population.

The 13 year-old student who hails from Rio Bueno district was treated at the Falmouth Hospital and admitted in stable condition, while the two other victims,  a 38-year-old Linesman of a Wakefield address who was employed to the Falmouth Cruise Shipping Pier and a 50-year -old bus operator of Logwood Valley district,  were also treated and admitted in serious but stable condition.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 6:15 a.m. on Thursday,  the 38-year-old linesman was walking to work along Georges Street in Falmouth, where he was attacked by a masked man armed with a handgun.

He ran and was chased by the lone gunman who fired several shots upon reaching the vicinity of Market and Georges Street,  in the vicinity of the Old Theatre in Falmouth.

The intended target received gunshot wounds to the regions of his arm,  buttocks and pelvis,  while the 13-year-old student, who was among a group of other students going to school received gunshots to his leg.  The bus operator was shot in the regions of his shoulder.

The gunman who had a handkerchief tied around his face made his escape in the back of a waiting motor car.

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