KINGSTON, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) — PNP Councillor Shot, Assistant Dead: People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor for the Greenwich Town division in South West St Andrew, Karl Blake, has been shot yesterday, Sunday, June 4.
Information reaching McKoy’s News was that, the shooting occurred around 8:00 pm, at the constituency office at Caribbean Palms off Spanish Town Road in Kingston.
A Tweet from the PNP on the social media site Twitter confirmed that, Councillor Blake is currently in hospital undergoing surgery and his assistant, Maxine Simpson, who was also shot, is reportedly dead as a result of the incident.
It was indicated that, Councillor Blake is set to replace former PM Portia Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency.
Details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting have not yet been released by the police.