More police personnel are to be deployed in the troubled East Kingston division in response to gang conflict and sporadic gunfire in the area over the weekend.
Head of the East Kingston Police, Superintendent Victor Hamilton, says sections of the division are tense. He says never before has he seen Police in the division being attacked with such consistency.
Superintendent Hamilton says gunfire between gangsters which erupted a few days ago, intensified over the weekend.
He says on Sunday afternoon and last night, the Police had to call for support when gunmen using high-powered weapons opened fire on their armoured truck.
Superintendent Hamilton says no one was physically hurt during the exchange of gunfire.
The Commanding Officer for the East Kingston Police Division says more members of the force are to be sent to the area.
This, as law enforcement seeks to take control of some of the spaces dominated by gunmen.
Superintendent Hamilton says the current level of violence cannot be allowed to continue.
And Superintendent Hamilton says the flare-up of violence in sections of East Kingston is due to long-standing issues.
Superintendent Victor Hamilton, Commanding Officer for the East Kingston Police Division, speaking today with Nationwide News.
Meanwhile, journalist, businessman and resident of East Kingston, Desmond Richards, says sections of the area are under siege.
Mr. Richards says gunfire continued into today. He was asked about the response of the Police to the criminality.