Two Killed at JLP Mass Rally in Montego Bay

Two persons reportedly died following a gun attack at the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) meeting in the Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James on Sunday night.

According to Loop Newsone of the persons killed has been identified as 22-year-old Javin Campbell otherwise called ‘Javinci’, who is known to the police as a member of a gang that operates in the Flanker community in the parish.

According to initial reports, the shooting incident occurred at approximately 10:20 pm – during the JLP mass meeting, being held at the Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay – following a dispute between persons who were in attendance at the mass rally.

At the end of the shooting two men laid dead while three others received gunshot injuries and were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital for treatment.

What’s more, the other deceased person has not yet been identified.

The shooting was contained within the area where the dispute occurred and no shots were fired in the direction of the podium where Opposition Leader Andrew Holness was speaking at the time of the incident. 

The police have launched an investigation in the matter and will provide further details.

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