Spanish Town explodes

Scores of persons had to scamper for cover yesterday, as the the sound of gunfire echoed in the commercial areas of Spanish Town, St Catherine.

At least one man was shot in the incident, but up to press time, the police were reporting that although he was feared dead, there was no confirmation from medical teams.

According to the police, yes-terday’s shooting could be asso-ciated with two shooting incidents late last week linked to two of the criminal gangs operating in Spanish Town, ‘One Order’ and ‘Clansman’.

Late yesterday, teams of police and soldiers rushed to Cumberland Road, Young Street, Morgan Lane, Williams Street, and other sections of the Old Capital.

Motorists even used the one-way system to get away from the men said to be armed with rifles.

“Mi haffi run lef mi goods dem when mi hear the gunshots a lick, ” a burly female said while making her way through the crowd.

“All mi ducta, mi no know weh him deh, as mi nu know weh him tun,” a driver said.

The Jamaica Labour Party-aligned One Order and the People’s National Party-linked Clansman gangs have been at odds in Spanish Town for the better part of two decades.

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