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JDF officer shot dead in Clarendon, two others injured

Zulieka Jess, PNP caretaker for the Clarendon Central constituency
 
A member of the Jamaica Defence Force was fatally shot and two other men injured in Clarendon Sunday night.
 
The deceased has been identified as 25 year old Allan Oswald, otherwise called Bobby.
 
Shortly after 8 o'clock, the men were at a garage in Woodside when a car drove up.
 
Men alighted and opened gunfire, hitting the soldier and the two men. 
 
They were taken hospital where Mr. Oswald died while undergoing treatment.
 
The other men remain hospitalised.
 
Stem crime in Clarendon 
 
In the wake of Sunday night's incident, there is a call for immediate action to stem the crime wave in Central Clarendon.
 
Zulieka Jess, People's National Party Caretaker for the Clarendon Central constituency, said the crime problem has reached crisis level.
 
"We need a comprehensive crime plan. We need a plan that will address and target the issues of crime and violence that we're facing here. We need to know that Clarendon is being given priority attention. We need to ensure that there are additional boots on the ground to supplement the police personnel as well as the military personnel that is presently here. We need to ensure that the people of Clarendon feel safe again," she pointed out.  
 
She said a Zone of Special Operations is urgently needed in sections of Clarendon. 
 


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