Alleged Mentally Ill Man Shot and Injured in Mount Salem

St James, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News)Alleged Mentally Ill Man Shot and Injured: A man who the police say is believed to be mentally challenged and who was shot and injured by gunmen at Crawford Street in Mount Salem on Wednesday morning still remains at hospital in critical condition.

The police say the victim who is also said to be a Handy Man was walking at a section of bottom Crawford Street about 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 7 when he was attacked and shot several times by unknown assailants.

The Mount Salem police were alerted and upon arrival the victim was transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was admitted.

The police say they believe that this latest shooting stemmed from the ongoing gang war which has flared up in the area recently.

Also residents of Crawford Street are still reeling back from a recent unrest in the area which derived from a police fatal shooting of a youth in the area.

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