A Woman Corporal was shot while on her way to work at the Police Commissioner’s office early this morning.
The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force reports that it happened around 6:15 am.
According to the CCU, the Woman Corporal was walking along Brae Street in the Elletson Road area of Kingston this morning, when two men on a motorcycle pounced upon her.
The pillion passenger fired several shots in her direction, hitting her in the armpit and other parts of the body.
She’s now in stable condition at the Kingston Public Hospital, KPH, after undergoing emergency surgery.
However, Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson, says she’s still desperately in need of blood.
Meanwhile, Sergeant Wilson says the shooting of the Woman Corporal while on her way to work, highlights the need for safe transportation for policemen and women.
The issue came to the fore in July last year after Woman Constable Crystal Thomas was shot and killed on a bus on Spanish Town Road while on her way from work.
Sergeant Wilson says police need a transportation system that will not put their members further at risk.