17 shot in Clarendon in four days
Some 17 persons have been shot in Clarendon since Thursday, seven of whom have died.
Head of the Clarendon Police Division, Senior Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell, told THE STAR that the police need the help of the citizens.
"I must call on all law-abiding citizens to work with us in the recovery of illegal guns, which is definitely our challenge," Cameron Powell said.
Two children are among those killed. They are Timothy Bassaragh, six, of Farm and Race Course resident Shaniel Bartley, 13, whose father is a cop.
The other victims are 52-year-old Patrick Doeman, 25-year-old Sadique Brown, 33-year-old Randy Ranger, and 24-year-old Amoy Ricketts. The police have not released the names of the other two victims.
"It really, really serious. Things out of control. Mi want move out but my kids dem have school next week and it's too late for dem fi change school. Woman and pickney nuh safe," Christine Williamson, a resident of Farm, told THE STAR.
Another resident said: "Pickney just a get kill back to back so. We need help. The parish gone to the dogs. Everyday Clarendon in a di news so? No man, something must me wrong. A piece of curse deh pan di place."