The St. Andrew North Police say they are keeping a close watch on the Hundred Lane community, as tension is rising, following the gun attack, on the spouse of an alleged area leader, on Tuesday (August 21).
A curfew has been imposed on sections of the division, and police presence has been boosted, in the area.
Dead is thirty-seven year old, Hafia Fowles, a Nail technician of Hundred Lane, Kingston 19.
Reports are that on August 21, about 6 PM, Fowles was sitting along the roadway when a silver motor car drove up, and persons inside opened fire on the woman, hitting her several times.
She died while undergoing treatment at hospital.
Head of the St. Andrew North Division, Superintendent Glenford Miller told Irie FM News that the police are aware that Fowles was the baby mother of an alleged area leader.
That alleged area leader is said to be behind bars for a gun offence. He is also being investigated for connection to several other crimes, including murders.
Superintendent Miller said additional resources have been deployed to the Hundred Lane community, to prevent a reprisal.
He said the police are also investigating if the killing of Fowles is connected to another shooting incident that occurred in Whitehall Avenue, yesterday (August 22).
Police are yet to identify a suspect in the murder of Fowles.
In the meantime, a curfew has been imposed in Park Lane and Hundred Lane, Kingston 19 in the St. Andrew North Division.
The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22 and will remain in effect until 6:00 PM on Friday, August 24.
The boundaries of the curfew include Red Hills Road, Pennant Terrace, Pennant drive, and Whitehall Avenue.
During the hours of the curfew, all persons within the boundaries of the curfew are required to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorized.