A hunt is now on for a man who shot five persons yesterday at the Denbigh/Four Paths Bus Park in May Pen, Clarendon.
The shooting triggered pandemonium in the town.
A 37-year-old woman who is a clothes vendor, a 22-year-old man; and a 40-year-old hairdresser sustained bullet wounds.
The others are a 31-year-old taxi operator and a 20-year-old labourer all of Clarendon addresses.
It’s reported that shortly before 4pm, the vendor was at her stall in the bus park, when she was approached by a man posing as a customer.
Investigators say the man pulled a revolver from a plastic bag and attempted to fire at the vendor however the gun malfunctioned.
It's reported that the man then pulled a pistol from the bag and opened fire hitting the vendor who ran, but her attacker chased her firing several times,
Commuters, vendors and bus and taxi operators scrambled for safety. The gunman then fled.
The vendor sustained bullet wounds to her buttocks and arms.
The other victims also sustained bullet wounds. All five were treated at hospital, where it was determined that their injuries were not life threatening.
The gunman is of dark complexion and about 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Investigators say he was dressed in a blue plaid shirt, navy blue pants, black shoes and a tam.
Meanwhile, hours after the incident at the bus park, the Clarendon Police came under heavy gunfire in the community of Farm.Shortly after 8pm, the police were on patrol in Farm when they encountered armed men.
The men reportedly opened fire at the police and this resulted in a near one hour gun battle.
The gunmen escaped.