Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: A group of heavily armed men went on a shooting spree in the parish of Westmoreland on Tuesday morning, May 1, shooting and wounding five persons including a female clothes vendor.
The police say they are unable to release the identities of the victims at this time but they have indicated that they are presently in serious condition at the Savanna-la-mar hospital.
Reports by the Morgan’s Bridge Police are that about 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a group of heavily armed men traveling in a silver motor car went to sections of Grange Hill on a shooting spree and carried out several drive-by shootings.
The gunmen first went to Godfrey Street where the female clothes vendor was at her stall outside her gate.
They opened fire on her, hitting her to the regions of her body.
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Upon leaving the area, the gunmen opened fire on another man, he was also shot to his upper body.
The gunmen then drove to another section of the community known as Sterling, where they opened fire on a group of men outside a shop. Two of the men received gunshot wounds to both legs.
The Gunmen then sped away followed by which the Morgan’s Bridge Police were summoned. Upon arrival, the wounded men and the female were all rushed to the Savanna-la-mar hospital where they were treated and admitted.
The police say they believe that this latest shooting is an act of reprisal from an ongoing gang warfare, which has been taking place in the area since the start of the year.
By Henry Bucknor