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Man shot and injured in gun attack in August Town

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 3:58 PMRomario Scott
Member of Parliament for St Andrew Eastern, Fayval Williams - File photo

Member of Parliament for St Andrew Eastern Fayval Williams is calling for residents of August Town to support the government's latest crime-fighting initiative, Jamaica Eye, as part of efforts to curb the violence in the area.

Jamaica Eye, which was launched recently, is a network of closed-circuit television aimed at tackling crime.

Williams was reacting to this morning's gun attack in the community which left one man injured.

Residents had to run for cover as sporadic gunfire rang out in a section of the community.

Following the shooting, the man was found suffering from gunshot wounds.

In an interview with The Gleaner, Williams said while efforts have been made to minimise the violent in the community this latest incident highlights that more work needs to be done to restore peace.

"We continue to have challenges in August Town and us as stakeholders are working to see how best we can deal with the various issues affecting the community. The majority of the people there are yearning for peace and we are committed to making it happen," Williams said.

The state-run bus company the Jamaica Urban Transit Company this morning suspended its service to August Town in light of the shooting.

Service has since resumed.

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