Four JLP campaign workers shot in MoBay

February 23, 2016


The community of Canterbury on the outskirts of Montego Bay, St James, is now tense following a drive-by shooting in which four people were shot and injured shortly after 8 p.m.

According to eyewitness reports, a group of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) campaign workers, who had converged near the entrance to the community, was surprised by a man who reportedly stepped out of a car which had pulled up beside them.

The man then reportedly began firing shots at them.

When the shooting subsided, the shooter reportedly went back in the car which sped away.

The four injured persons were rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where they are now being treated.

Amid the tension in Canterbury, motorists including taxi-operators are bypassing the community and are using other routes.

At the same time, there is now the fear of reprisals.

This is the third incident in St James in which JLP supporters have been shot.

However, the police said the previous incidents at a JLP mass meeting in Sam Sharpe Square and days later in Flanker were gang-related.

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