- Parent shot at school
Up to press time, a seventh-grade student of St. James High School was hospitalized after she was reportedly attacked by a man of unsound mind, who was in turn set upon and badly beaten by a mob on Tuesday afternoon.
The schoolgirl was allegedly attacked on Corinaldi Avenue by the mentally challenged man, who reportedly hit her in the head with a piece of iron and ran. The man was chased by a mob which cornered him on Barnett Street, where he was severely beaten and stabbed. He was rescued by the police.
Meanwhile, a man is now in hospital after he was shot whilst attempting to pick up a child at a basic school along Water Lane in Montego Bay on Tuesday afternoon.
The man is said to be in critical condition after he was pounced upon by unknown assailants and shot multiple times. At the time, the man was said to be picking up his son from the educational institution when men alighted from a vehicle, shot him several times and then made good their escape.
Yellow caution tape and a contingent of police personnel greeted parents and guardians who rushed to claim their wards. Blood stains and the hat of the injured man were also evident at the scene.
A source at the Early Childhood institution revealed that usually, the gates would have been closed but due to the rain, it was open to facilitate easier access to pick up the children.
Several persons who braved the rain for a peek expressed dismay at how things are progressing with the murder rate, while others were left wondering what the children must have gone through in seeing someone get shot right in their play area.
The incident took place around 2:15 p.m.