Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 5:34 PM Balford Henry
ST JAMES, Jamaica — One person has died and three more have been hospitalised, following a shooting incident in Canterbury, St James, last night.
OBSERVER ONLINE understands that about 7:30 last night, gunmen fired shots at the entrance to Canterbury, where a group of 30 to 40 people, most of whom were wearing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) T-shirts, were partying.
It is understood that a motor car drove up to the scene and started firing at the crowd.
When the dust settled, it was found that at least four people were shot, including a young man identified as 26-year-old Oneil Clarke, a resident of Canterbury, who died in hospital. The other three people include a young woman who was shot in the face and has reportedly lost her sight, and a 13-year-old boy.
JLP general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, told OBSERVER ONLINE Tuesday that, while he could not give details about the condition of the four hospitalised persons, he could confirm that Clarke has died.
The police have said that the incident was not politically motivated.
The Montego Bay police are investigating the shooting. more