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Police warned yesterday they would leave no stone unturned in hunting for those responsible for shooting at officers on Tuesday night.
“We condemn the attacks on members of the force. This recent shooting will not go unnoticed and we will do all in our [power] to bring the perpetrators to justice,” public relations officer Inspector David Welch told the DAILY NATION last night.
His comments followed a shooting incident at Murphy Pasture, Chapman Lane, The City, where a number of unknown men opened gunfire on detectives in an unmarked police vehicle around 11 p.m. Police returned fire but the assailants escaped.
According to a police report, a female detective in the patrol squad was slightly injured, with a source explaining it was not from being hit by a bullet.
It’s the second occasion within the past two months that unknown people have shot at police. Last December a similar incident occurred along President Kennedy Drive, St Michael, not far away from Kensington Oval.
However, police said the incident would not deter the force from providing a safe environment “especially for the residents of New Orleans, Chapman Lane and Pickwick Gap in The City”.
Welch added: “Patrols will be maintained and strengthened and we are appealing to persons with information about persons associated with criminal activity to give us the information confidentially.”

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