Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Pastor hit by stray bullet at fast food restaurant in Montego Bay

File photo

File photo

A clergyman is now in hospital nursing gunshot wounds which he sustained from a stray bullet at a fast food restaurant in Montego Bay, St James, where he was a patron on Friday afternoon.

According to reports, the shooting incident was triggered by a dispute between a security guard and a customer who refused to comply with the social distance protocol at a business establishment near the eatery at Westgate Shopping Centre.

An altercation ensued between the two men, during which the security guard reportedly brought his baton into play.

The customer reportedly left the scene, but later returned with a handgun and opened fire at the guard, who managed to escape unhurt, but one of the bullets hit the clergyman who was at the fast food outlet.

The injured man of the cloth was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent an emergency surgery, during which the bullet was reportedly successfully removed from his body.

The St James police are investigating the incident.

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