Monday 21 October, 2019

Curfew in Mountain View amid flare-up of violence

Police officers stand guard in a section of Mountain View on Friday morning. (Photo: contributed)

Police officers stand guard in a section of Mountain View on Friday morning. (Photo: contributed)

A curfew has been imposed in and around Mountain View in east Kingston following a flare up of violence between rival gangs in the community.

The curfew began at 6pm on Monday and will remain in effect until 6 pm Wednesday, October 9, the Constabulary Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force said in a news release.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Along Deanery Drive from the intersection with Fourth Avenue to Mountain View Avenue;

EAST: Along Mountain View Avenue from the intersection with Deanery Drive to Langston Road;

SOUTH: Along Langston Road from the intersection with Mountain View Avenue to Fourth Avenue;

WEST: Along Fourth Avenue from the intersection with Langston Road to Deanery Drive.

During the hours of the curfew, persons are required to remain within their premises, unless authorised by the person in charge of the curfew.

Police report that a man was shot dead during close to three days of shootouts between rival gang members last week.

The conflict between gang members is believed to be in relation to missing materials from construction sites in the community.

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