Confirmed: Man killed, Police injured in Norwood shooting





An unidentified man was shot dead and a police officer injured during a shooting incident in Norwood, St. James. Information surrounding the incident is unknown. The condition of the officer is also unclear.



  
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Alia Atkinson claims Gold in 50m Breaststroke

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100m Individual Medley Silver medal for Alia Atkinson

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Global shares fall over unrest in Hong Kong

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Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson wins silver in 200m Breaststroke

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Suspect charged with Linstead quadruple murder

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Image courtesy of  www.ridoutphoto.com
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