Two men were injured by gunfire during an assault by assailants on a motorcycle today January 10, 2024 at 3:01am on Hope Road, vicinity Jamaica House. Facts are that Police Officers assigned to the Jamaica House Security Post responded to explosions heard during what is believed to be a robbery in progress which was interrupted following the response of the police at 3:02 a.m.The incident was reported to Police Emergency Communication Centre (PECC) who dispatched a patrol team from St. Andrew Central Division who arrived at the location at 3:16 am, seven minutes after being dispatched. Upon arrival at the scene, one of the victims was assisted by the police into a private vehicle and promptly taken to the hospital, while the other – who fled the scene during the shooting – was found shortly thereafter and also received emergency medical care.

At 4:11 a.m., contacts were made with investigators at the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), who were also required to process the scene on account of the police responding to the robbery. INDECOM commenced their independent investigation at the scene at 6:13 am. The JCF is rigorously pursuing all leads. Investigators have secured CCTV footage that may be pivotal to the investigation The JCF emphasizes the rapid response and comprehensive action taken by all its units involved, demonstrating our commitment to public safety and our responsiveness to criminal activities. Victim support and investigative procedures were initiated immediately, following protocol to ensure the well-being of the victims and the integrity of the crime scene. Victim details and the current state of their health have been provided to the families and necessary support systems are in place for their recovery. The JCF assures the public that maintaining law and order is our utmost priority. We are dedicated to serving the people of Jamaica with diligence and resolve. We ask anyone with information related to the incident to come forward as we work to bring the perpetrators to justice.


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