Police seek the public’s help as they investigate the shooting of PNP Councillor and his political secretary.


The Police are this afternoon appealing to the public for information as they investigate the gun attack on the weekend in which a People’s National Party Councillor was shot and his political secretary killed.

The incident happened at Caribbean Palm Estate Community Centre on Spanish Town Road, in the South West St. Andrew constituency of former Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.

Superintendent Arthur Brown is Head of the St. Andrew South Police Division.



On Sunday, Councillor for the Greenwich Town Division, Karl Blake, was shot and injured by unknown assailants. He remains in hospital this afternoon.

Blake’s secretary, 52-year-old Maxine Simpson, was shot and killed in the attack. Superintendent Brown says the police are yet to make a breakthrough in the case.



Superintendent Arthur Brown, Head of the St. Andrew South Police, speaking on Nationwide News.


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