While ironing the shooting deaths of two persons and the injury of three others at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) mass rally on Sunday, the St James Police have identified one of the victims as one of the parish’s most wanted criminals.
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.
Dead is 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.
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.