No one shot at PNP meeting

February 25, 2016
A woman is transported over the crowd after being injured

The St Andrew South police say no one was shot during the People's National Party (PNP) mass meeting at Portia Simpson Miller Square in Kingston on Tuesday night.

Various media reports have said at least two persons were shot when gunshots rang out during the meeting, but Superintendent Arthur Brown has denied those claims.

He further noted that investigations thus far have revealed that the shooting was as a result of gang feud, and not a result of partisan rivalry.

Despite no one being hit by the shots, dozens of persons were injured during the stampede which ensued. There have been reports of broken limbs and dislocated joints, but no deaths.

Member of Parliament for the area, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has vowed to hold those responsible for the disturbance accountable.

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