11 shot, one fatally, at illegal party in St Catherine

October 31, 2020

Eleven persons were shot, one fatally, at a party that was in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act on Friday, October 30.

Two of the men, including the deceased, are allegedly members of the Tesha Miller faction of the Clansman Gang in St Catherine.

The dead man has been identified as Kemar Tummings, otherwise called ‘Night and Day’ and the injured member has been identified as Marcus Smith, who is wanted by the St Catherine North Police for murder.

The other victims were treated at the hospital, where three of them are said to be in serious condition.

Reports are that members of the Portmore police patrol team were 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, they proceeded on foot. Upon approaching Browns Lane they heard explosions and saw a crowd of persons running in different directions. It was later discovered that eleven persons were shot.

The police say they did not open fire.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reminding the public that until November 16, the curfew, as stated by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness,  is between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

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