Annotto Bay St. Mary shooting not politically motivated-Farquharson

by October 22nd, 2017

National Security Minister Robert Montague says initial police reports suggest that the shooting and wounding of two people in Annotto Bay St Mary last evening was not politically motivated.

Two persons, who are supporters of the People’s National Party PNP, were shot and wounded in Annotto Bay last evening.

Their wounds are not considered life threatening.

Mr Montague commented on the shooting on Irie Fm’s Running Africa Forum, with host Kabu Ma’at Kheru this morning.


Yesterday’s shooting follows other shootings in the Bellfield Community. No-one was hurt in that incident.

Mr Montague who is also chairman of the governing Jamaica Labour Party is calling for a peaceful campaign season.


In the meantime, PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson is calling for calm, in South East St Mary.

He says he has spoken to JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang, DCP Clifford Blake and the Political Ombudsman, about how to contain and ensure a peaceful campaign.

And head of the St Mary Police, Superintendent Fabian Farquharson says investigations so far have revealed, that this was a targeted shooting and it’s not being investigated as a political incident.

He notes that neither the victims nor perpetrators were wearing party colours at the time of the incident.

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