Members of the Jamaican police force have been warned to be on high alert following an incident late Tuesday in which a female cop and her two daughters were shot by gunmen at their home in the central parish of St. Catherine.
The warning was issued by the Police Federation that represents the rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
Masked men entered home
The police report that the female cop – an Inspector assigned to the motorized patrol division was at home, shortly after 8:00 pm (local time) when masked men entered the home and opened fire, which she returned.
The Inspector was however shot in the hand, and one of her daughters, who is a District Constable was shot in the leg. The Inspector’s other daughter was shot in the buttocks.
Women rushed to hospital
The three women were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were admitted. However, their injuries are not considered life threatening.
Following investigations, the police report that one gunman was found close to the Inspector’s resident with gunshot wounds. The gunman was also taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police believe the shooting was in retaliation for an incident earlier this week in which an alleged gunman was killed in the parish of St. Catherine.