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Jamaican Police Warned To Be On High Alert

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 27, 2017 (CMC) – Members of the police force have been warned to be on high alert, following an incident, late yesterday, in which a female officer, and her two daughters, were shot by gunmen at their home in the central parish of St. Catherine.

The warning was issued by the Police Federation that represents the rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The police report that the officer — an Inspector assigned to the motorized patrol division — was at home, shortly after 8:00 pm (local time), when masked men entered the home and opened fire, which was returned.

The Inspector was shot in the hand, one of her daughters – who is a district constable — was shot in the leg and the other daughter was shot in the buttocks. They were rushed to hospital where they were admitted, however, their injuries are not considered life threatening.

Following investigations, the police report that one gunman was found, closeby, with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at hospital.

The police believe the shooting was in retaliation for an incident, earlier this week, in which an alleged gunman was killed in the parish.

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