Eleven shot, including ‘Clansmen’, at party in Portmore
Eleven persons were shot, one fatally, at a party held in Portmore, St Catherine on Friday, October 30, in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act.
Two of the men, including the deceased, have been identified by the police as top tier members of the Tesha Miller faction of the Clansman Gang in St Catherine.
The deceased has been identified as Kemar Tummings, otherwise called ‘Night and Day’.
The other injured man, who the police described as a Clansman Gang member, has been identified as Marcus Smith, who is wanted by the St Catherine North Police for murder.
The other victims were treated at hospital, where three of them are said to be in serious conditions.
Reports are that a patrol team from the Portmore police was in the Old Braeton area when they saw a number of vehicles parked in a churchyard on the main road, and went to investigate.
Having checked the area and not detecting any noise, the law enforcers proceeded further on foot.
Upon approaching Browns Lane, they heard explosions and saw a crowd of persons running in different directions.
It was later discovered that 11 persons had been shot.
The police are said to have not fired a shot during the incident.
In the release from the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the constabulary said members of the public should be mindful that until November 16, the curfew as stated by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am.
An investigation continues into the shooting incident.