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Jamaica: Gang War-Gangsters From Park And 100 Lanes Renew Deadly Rivalry

After almost two years of relative peace, long-time rivals in Park Lane and 100 Lane off Red Hills Road in St Andrew have resumed their feud, leaving innocent residents fearful and looking to flee.

The deadly violence resumed last Tuesday when 37-year-old Hafia Fowles, said to be the common-law wife of an incarcerated don, was fatally shot by gunmen in 100 Lane.

That killing was said to be because some residents of the lane were celebrating the death of a Park Lane strongman who was fatally shot by the police just over one week ago.

The police immediately imposed a curfew in the area last Wednesday amid reports of planned reprisals for Fowles’ death. The curfew was lifted Friday evening, but the police have maintained a strong presence in the area.

But that was not enough to stop the gunmen who struck close to the entrance of Park Lane on Saturday evening.

When the shooting ended, it was discovered that six persons, including a woman, had been shot. They were taken to hospital, where two persons died while undergoing treatment.

The police have identified one of the dead as 65-year-old maintenance worker Errol Scott, while residents told The Gleaner that the other man was Shaun Miller, a resident of a neighbouring community who had gone to Park Lane to visit a friend.

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