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One Dead, 17 injured after Car Mowed Down Passengers Exiting a Bus
One woman is dead and 17 other persons injured following a motor vehicle crash along the Mandela Highway, St Catherine on Wednesday night.
Reports are that at about 8:30 pm, a Toyota minibus filled with passengers was travelling from Spanish Town and, upon reaching a section of Mandela Highway, the driver of the bus pulled off the road to change a punctured tye.
The passengers were reportedly told to get off the bus and, while leaving the bus, several of them were mowed down by another vehicle, a Nissan Bluebird, that ran off the road.
The injured were rushed to hospital where one member from the group, a female, was pronounced dead and 17 others admitted in hospital.
Police have not yet released the name of the victim. The conditions of the injured persons could not be confirmed at this time.
The driver of the Nissan vehicle has been apprehended and is in police custody where he is to be questioned.
Student Stabbed at Norman Manley High School, Lung Punctured
Classes were disrupted at Norman Manley High School in St Andrew on Monday morning after the stabbing of a grade nine student at the institution, allegedly by a grade 11 pupil.
The victim, with a lung reportedly punctured, was rushed to hospital, where he was admitted in a serious but stable condition.
The other boy fled the school compound.
The Hunts Bay police are investigating the incident.
Indications are that the alleged attacker was not supposed to be at school on Monday, the 11th graders having completed their term’s work, but a fuss between the two students outside of the school space reportedly lured him onto the compound.
Further indications are that violent altercations have, over time, become a periodic feature of the interaction among some students at the school.
Monday’s incident was the latest of a string of similar stabbings – some fatal – among both boys and girls at a number of high schools across the country over recent months, the last prior incident being recorded about two weeks before at Porus High School in Manchester, where a fatality was involved.
Cop Wanted for Questioning into the Murder of Shantel Wright
The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, has launched a probe into the death of a 20- year old woman whose body was discovered in a cane field in Brown Bush, Westmoreland.
Shantel Wright’s body was discovered by residents on Friday night.
The report received by INDECOM, is that a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, could have information regarding her death.
INDECOM says a team from Kingston, to include additional forensic support, has been mobilized to assist its western office with the investigation.
INDECOM says it’s in contact with the High Command of the JCF regarding the incident.
It’s appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident Friday night or have useful information, to contact them.
Residents staged a demonstration in the community shortly after Wright’s body was found.
Meanwhile, the Police High Command says it’s aware of allegations of the possible involvement of a member of the JCF in Ms. Wright’s murder.
It says say the member against whom the allegation has been made has been reassigned and is cooperating fully with investigators.
The Police say they’re partnering with INDECOM to conduct a thorough investigation.
The High Command says they have no evidence at this time of this police member’s involvement in the crime.
However, they say they’re pursuing a full investigation with the sole purpose of identifying the person or persons responsible.
Man shot dead by Gunmen in Green Pond, St James
The murder toll in St James continued its upward spiral following the killing of an unemployed man who was gunned down at a car wash in the parish this afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Adrian of Cooper of Green Pond, St James.
Reports are that about.12:45 Cooper was standing at a car wash in his community when he was pounced upon and shot by men who alighted from a motorcar that drove up.
The injured man was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The police have established no motive for the shooting.
The killing moves the number of murders recorded in St James to 123 since the start of the year.
Dinthill High School student drowns at nearby river
A male student of the Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead, St. Catherine has drowned while attempting to rescue his colleague who was in difficulty. The student has been identified as Jason McDonald, a grade 10 student at the institution.
The river is located between the Deeside community and the School campus.
More details to follow …
Dead Victims Identified in Today’s Hanover Shooting
The police are now processing the scene of a quadruple murder in Hanover.
The deceased have been identified as 60-year-old Curtis Walters, his children Iana Walters 17 and Curtina Walters,14 and common law wife, Erica Leslie, 34 of Mount Carmel, Hanover.
Mount Carmel is adjoining Mount Peasant.
The bodies are being removed from the house where the attack occurred.
Six Persons Brutally Murdered in St James since Tuesday
Six persons were reportedly gunned down in the St James Police Division in four separate incidents since Tuesday night.
Three persons were killed in one location.
The police have identified five of the murder victims as 59-year-old Doreen Brown, her son, 24- year- old Wade Weekly; and Clayton Daley of Barrett Town, St James addresses; 25-year-old Nardia Cunningham and Cedric Williams of Gordon Crescent, Granville.
Details of a murder committed in Norwood are not immediately available.
The police, however, report that Brown, her son, Weekly and Daley were shot and killed during an attack at their home by a group of unknown gunmen sometime after 12:00am on Wednesday.
A 15-year-old was shot and injured during the attack.
Shortly after that Cunningham was shot dead at her home in another section of the community.
In the meantime, the Granville police who are investigating the killing of Williams, which was reported to have taken place about 6:50 on Tuesday evening.
The police say they were summoned by residents who heard explosions. Upon their arrival the police found Williams’ body lying in his house with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mother & Son Shot dead in St. James along with Two Others
A mother and son are among four persons who were fatally shot in Barrett Town and Barrett Hall in St. James early Wednesday morning.
They have not yet been identified.
According to reports, three of the persons were shot in Barrett Town, after which the gunmen then went to neighbouring Barrett Hall.
Man Shot Dead after Attacking Female Police Officer with Rifle
The suspect pointed the weapon in her direction and ordered her from the vehicle. However, the female cop managed to pull her licensed firearm and opened fire hitting one of the men while the other escaped.
The injured man was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital by the police where he was pronounced dead. Police are now searching for his crony.
Two Teenagers Murdered in May Pen, One was Pregnant
May Pen in Clarendon was the location of a double murder on Monday, which involved two teenagers, one of whom was pregnant.
It was the second time in three days that two teens had been murdered nationally, including one in a state of pregnancy.
The first killing took place in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Saturday. The victims were 17-year-old Shanoy Ennis, who was reportedly at an advanced stage of pregnancy, and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Gabre Reid. Both were shot dead by gunmen who invaded their home.
On Monday morning in May Pen, 19-year-old Romario Hylton, also known as ‘Rick’, and his partner, 17-year-old Georgia Boreland, also known as ‘Shan Shan’, were similarly gunned down by men who visited their home.
Miss Boreland was reportedly seven months pregnant.
The latter incident took place at Sevens Road in Farm, May Pen.
Reports were that about 11:30, a group of men went to the house where the teenage couple were, and opened fire, killing them both.
The police, who were alerted, found them with bullet wounds.