Crime in Jamaica: Man shot several times at petrol station

Another murder has been reported at the Total petrol station at the foot of Red Hills in St Andrew, where a man was brutally shot several times. 

Kingston, Jamaica: Another murder has been reported at the Total petrol station at the foot of Red Hills in St Andrew, where a man was brutally shot several times. 

The victim was immediately taken to the nearby hospital facility, while the identity of the victim has yet not been identified by the police authorities. 

The shooting was confirmed by the Constabulary Communication Unit. Last week, two murders also took place on the same petrol station. These fatal shootings took place from a turf war between warring factions in the area.

The Police authorities have started their investigation and are looking forward if the previous shootings are linked to the recent one. 

No other details regarding the case has been shared by the police officials. 

The crime rate in Jamaica: 

In the past few the crime cases in the Caribbean island have increased a lot, creating fear among the general public. 

The police authorities have imposed a 48-hour curfew in sections of Zimbabwe, Mexico and Angola communities in the Kingston Western Division on November 29, 2021, amid the increase in murders and crime rate.  

The curfew will be bound to the following regions: 

  • North: Along 10th Street from the intersection with Greenwich Street onto 9th Street to the intersection with Collie Smith Drive
  • East: Along Collie Smith Drive from the intersection with 9th Street to the intersection with 7th Street
  • South: Along 7th Street from the intersection with Collie Smith Drive to the Trench Town Primary School perimeter wall
  • West: Along an imaginary line from the Trench Town Primary School perimeter wall to the intersection with Greenwich Street and 10th Street.

The government is hopeful that a state of emergency will stop the rising crimes across the Caribbean island, which is now becoming a threat to the tourism sector too.