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Shooting incident at UWI back gate captured on video

Details remain limited about a shooting incident which occurred at the rear entrance of the University of the West Indies Mona campus on Wednesday (September 2).

Reports reaching The Den are that at around 5:00 p.m. men alighted from a car and began firing shots in the area.

The incident which was captured on video, shows bystanders,who appeared to be waiting on taxis, running from the scene.

The video also shows a chase in which a man headed towards August Town is pursued by another who appears to have a firearm.

The Den reached out to People’s National Party candidate for the area, Venesha Phillips, who noted that she was aware of the incident.

“It was brought to my attention earlier, I have since then spoken to the police, but I am not at liberty to divulge what was discussed,”said Phillips.

Phillips said while her staff, did not witness the incident she noted that they were made aware of footage that has been circulating with relation to the matter.

“I intend to speak with the police again, on what steps will be taken following from the information citizens may or may not have observed,” she said.

Phillips said that the matter has nothing to do with politics at all, noting that criminals are just exploiting the loopholes to carry out their activities.

The PNP candidate for St Andrew Eastern has called on the police to step up patrols in the area, in light of the incident, to ensure people feel safe as they head to the polls on Thursday.

Police have said that they are aware of the incident, noting that an investigation was currently underway.

A local security specialist said that the incident is out of the ordinary, noting that the location is not known for such incidents.

He said that while domestic disputes were common in the area, violence of this kind was not.

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