Jamaica News, February 19, 2018
St Andrew, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – August Town Shooting: Criminals in August Town have now become so fearless and daring that this morning’s shooting shocked residents, especially persons in and around the August Town Primary School.
Principal Marlton Wilson described this morning’s shooting incident as “brazen, bold and careless.” Mr Wilson also said that the shooting took place during the devotion period, which took place on the school’s basketball court.
“Teachers, students (and) parents took off. It was so close, so much so it got everyone panicking,” recounted Wilson.
The incident this morning took another life and this comes just a few weeks after a quadruple murder in the same community, resulting in a curfew being imposed at that time.
The August Town police have blamed the spate of violence in the community on the release of former gangsters from prison who they say want to retake control of the area.
The law officers are now urging students to “travel with caution” following the incident this morning. They are saying that because the area is close to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), the officers are reminding the students to travel with caution today and avoid the affected areas.
There is a strong police presence in the area as the police continue their investigations.