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Police name persons of interest in relation to Granville violence

The police have listed four men as persons of interest in connection with the flare-up of violence in Granville, St. James.
 
Despite the State of Emergency in the parish, three persons have been killed in Granville during shootouts involving gangs in the last few weeks.
 
Two teenagers were shot on Monday when gunmen opened fire on patrons at a shop in the community.
 
The High Command on Thursday released the names of four suspects being sought for questioning.
 
They are Jeffery Saunders, otherwise called Blinger, a resident of Gordon Crescent, St. James and Virginia in the United States; Amoy Young, otherwise called Pinkie; Sanjay Ferguson, alias Biscuit; and Ryan Elliot, also known as Bug Head.
 
The men have been told to surrender to the Freeport Police by 6 p.m. Friday.
 
Investigators say there has been a bloody gang feud in Granville since Mr. Saunders returned from the US.
 
Jason James, a reputed area leader, was fatally shot in Granville a little more than a week ago.
 
The police and military have been conducting daily operations in Granville in search of the men behind the violence.
 
Superintendent Michael Phipps, head of the Area One Criminal Investigation Branch, told RJR News that several suspects have been detained in the last few days.
 
Michael Troupe, Councillor for the Granville Division, has been urging the security forces to increase their presence in the area in the wake of the upsurge in shootings and murders.
 
RJR News has been informed that the police on Thursday afternoon seized a 9 millimetre pistol in the community.
   


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