Residents in sections of May Pen, Clarendon are heaping praise on a woman for her bravery after she faced off with a gunman in the May Pen Market on Saturday, in defence of individuals selling at the facility, who were believed to have been the intended targets of the gunman.
The incident ended with six persons, including the woman, being shot and injured, but her efforts did not go unnoticed, as the woman reportedly stood up to the man who is believed to be part of a network of criminals who have been wreaking havoc in the parish.
Reports are that about 3:40 p.m., a lone gunman went to the market, where he held up the woman at gunpoint.
Sources indicated that the thug seemingly had intentions of robbing the female and other persons, but simply did not get any chance to do so.
Reports are that the gunman pulled a firearm at the woman, who responded with aggression and began to tussle with her attacker.
Well into the heated struggle with the man, reports are that the gun was fired, hitting the woman and a group of onlookers standing close by.
Sources said the then frightened gunman, realising that his plans had gone way off course, fled from the area.
The police were called and the injured persons, four males and two females, were rushed to hospital, where they were treated for their injuries, with some being admitted and some released.
Those admitted were said to be in serious but stable conditions.