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Gangs set homes ablaze in Jamaica slum, killing 1

Gangs set homes ablaze in Jamaica slum, killing 1

Jamaican police say street gang members tossed gasoline bombs into houses in a troubled area of the island's capital, setting them ablaze and killing an elderly woman. About 30 people are now homeless.
Police Superintendent Altimorth Powell says four masked gunmen randomly fired shots in the Grants Pen community of north Kingston early Tuesday and then set fire to several ramshackle homes. He says the body of Beatrice Campbell, 85, was recovered in one of the charred buildings.
There have been no arrests.
Gang violence is a regular occurrence in Kingston's slums.


Updated : 2021-03-07 08:19 GMT+08:00