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February 5, 2013
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DRIVER SHOT FOR NOT STOPPING - attacked after disobeying request

Crystal Harrison, Staff Reporter

THE STAR understands that a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) driver was shot in the neck last evening after he disobeyed the command of a group of men to stop the bus at an unauthorised let-off point.

The Rockfort police are probing the incident.

It is reported that around 7 p.m. the driver was en route from downtown Kingston when a group of men requested a stop at a particular point.

According to the police, the driver proceeded to the designated bus stop and as the group of men were disembarking the bus, one of the men opened fire hitting the driver.

The incident happened near the Caribbean Cement Company in Rockfort, Kingston.

Corporate Communications Manager of the JUTC, Reginald Allen, said the driver is in stable condition.

"The driver is being treated in hospital and he has been responding favourably. At this time, I don't have an official report on the incident.We are still trying to put the pieces together," Allen told THE STAR.

The driver was taken to the hospital by the police.

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