The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said preliminary investigations into the shooting death of a man and the wounding of two others in Portland have indicated that the incident is not politically connected.
The shooting happened last evening (March 28) at West Street in Port Antonio.
The deceased is 24-year-old Tevin McKenzie, an unemployed resident of Halls Avenue, Port Antonio.
The JCF said: “Reports are that, about 11:45PM, all three [persons shot] were standing in front of a bar when they were approached by a gunman who opened fire, hitting them.
“They were taken to hospital where McKenzie was pronounced dead and the other two men admitted in stable condition,” added the JCF.
It, in the meantime, urged anyone with pertinent information to call 876- 993-2546, Crime Stop at 311, police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.
In the meantime, a political campaign is still on in earnest in the Portland Eastern constituency, and there earlier were speculations on social media that the shooting was linked to politics.
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