January 25, 2021

SSP McGregor: Schoolboys among 4 suspects in JLP motorcade shooting

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Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 1.59.58 PMFrom Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Four suspects believed to have been involved in Tuesday’s attack on a motorcade, which made its way through the Flanker community in St James, have been identified.

Head of the St James Division Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor told OBSERVER ONLINE that two schoolboys are among the suspects.

The shooting incident, which occurred on Kodak Street in Flanker, resulted in one man being killed and three other people being injured, as well as 12 motor vehicles being damaged.

“We know that it is four young boys — two of them are still attending school that would have been engaged in the stone throwing and gun-firing that caused one man to be killed,” SSP McGregor told OBSERVER ONLINE on Wednesday.

He went on the state that as soon as the names of all four suspects have been identified, they will be released to the public.

“From the descriptions given, one of them would have come to my purview already because I have to deal with a lot of deviant youngsters in these communities,” SSP McGregor explained. “And based on the description and data that I am getting, I know one of them personally who has been giving trouble down here prior to the shooting.”

SSP McGregor also said that the events which took place at the Jamaica Labour Party mass rally in Sam Sharpe Square on Sunday and the shooting up of the motorcade are directly related to gang violence in the Flanker community and are not political in nature.

Meanwhile, the senior police officer has commended both the Jamaica Labour Party and the People’s National Party for the assistance the police is receiving with their investigations.

IMAGE: SSP Steve McGregor (File photo)

For more on this story go to: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/SSP-McGregor–Schoolboys-among-4-suspects-in-JLP-motorcade-shooting

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