Jamaica News, January 23, 2018
St Andrew, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – On Tuesday evening sprinter Zharnel Hughes did a different type of running as he ran for his life, narrowly escaping unharmed in a gun attack at the Usain Bolt Track, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in the parish of St Andrew, where he was training.
News report is that Zharnel Hughes, who represents Britain, was by his car at the Usain Bolt Track, putting on his sneakers, preparing for training when he was approached by a gun-wielding robber.
He told reporters that the gunman pointed a gun at his face, demanded his phone. Hughes said he began running for his life from the scene, while the gunman opened fire at him. “ I ran off and the guy opened fire, “ said the Anguilla native Race Track Club sprinter.
Further reports are that a licensed firearm holder who witnessed the occurrence returned fire on the gunman.
22-year-old Hughes, who ran for Britain at the London World Championships last year, was shaken by the incident but determined to continue training.
No one was injured.
The police were informed of the incident.