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Angry George's Plain residents set canefield on fire to capture gunmen
2013-10-04 17:40:30 | (0 Comments)
Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
Residents of Georgeís Plain in Westmoreland are reportedly angry this afternoon following the shooting of a woman in the community by gunmen today.
The residents are determined to capture two gunmen who they believe are in hiding in a canefield in the area.
The woman remains in hospital after reportedly being shot three times.
Itís reported that this morning two men on a bike attempted to rob a shop in the community.
The woman, who was a customer in the shop, ran and raised an alarm.
She was chased and shot.
The gunmen were later confronted by a police team which was in the area and the robbers reportedly ran into in a nearby canefield, which was later set on fire by angry residents in a bid to ferret them out.
The blaze was put out by afternoon rains, but the angry residents have refused to leave the area saying they intend to capture the robbers.
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