The St James police have ramped up their presence in the Salt Spring area of the parish following a major shooting incident yesterday.

Our news centre understands the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. in an area known as Buck Toe Lane.

Sergeant Shaunjaye Mitchell is attached to the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU).

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Nationwide News understands schoolchildren sustained bruises trying to avoid being caught in the crossfire.

Sources say the alleged shooter was detained under the now expired State of Public Emergency in the parish. It’s alleged yesterday’s shooting was in retaliation for a shooting incident in the parish last week.