Jamaica News, February 9, 2018
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Jesus Among Three Persons Shot: The Westmoreland police have reported that a man who appeared on the list of most wanted men in the parish of Westmoreland and who shot two innocent bystanders after challenging the police in a shootout on Wednesday evening, January 7th is presently still in intensive care at the Savanna-la-mar hospital.
The gunman has been identified as 20-year-old Oviane Smith, otherwise called “Jesus” of Gully Bank, also in Savanna-la-mar.
It is also reported that the two civilians who were caught in the crossfire and were shot by the gunman are also still at the hospital in serious but stable condition.
The Negril police have reported that about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a team of officers were carrying out operations along a section of the Whitehall Avenue main road in Westmoreland when they saw two men traveling on a motorcycle.
The police signaled the motorcyclist to stop and immediately the pillion jumped from the cycle and opened fire at the police. The fire was returned and during the shooting, the gunman shot and injured two bystanders. The gunman was then shot by the police but he still managed to run in bushes.
Following a search of the area, he was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds and a black canik model 9mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with nine (9)mm rounds was taken from him.
Investigators have revealed that the man known as “Jesus” was being sought by the Westmoreland police for his involvement in a number murders and shooting incident which have taken place in and around the parish.
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