Two men injured in downtown Kingston shooting

November 23, 2016
These armoured fighting vehicle were seen in downtown Kingston following the shootings on Friday.

Two men were hospitalised following a gun battle that erupted in sections of western Kingston between warring fractions yesterday afternoon.

Information reaching THE STAR is that the men, who are now said to be in stable condition, were shot in the vicinity of Regent Street and Spanish Town Road.

Commander for the division, Howard Chambers, told our news team that gangsters from Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town are at odds and will seize any opportunity to shoot at each other.

The same was said by Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner Devon Watkis, at a press briefing on Monday at the Office of the Police Commissioner.

Watkis mentioned that the Young Generation gang and their members are part of the many of gang activities in the area.

"Friends turned enemies are battling for turf control and the pursuit of criminal proceeds. From November 13 to date, gang conflicts has resulted in the death of eight persons. Forty-One persons have been picked up and processed by the police," he said.

ACP Watkis also said the police recovered 16 firearms during the same period.

THE STAR was also told that an operation in the western Kingston division yesterday prior to the shooting incident resulted in the capture of one of the division's most wanted man.

His name is being withheld pending further investigation.

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