Residents Flee Fighting by Rival Gangs in Capital

From Times Wire Reports

Scores of residents fled the western area of Kingston, the Jamaican capital, as gunfire between rival gangs linked to political parties erupted anew, killing one man and wounding two, police said. Five houses were firebombed.

Gunfire and small explosions rocked the area over the weekend in fighting between factions supporting the ruling Peoples National Party and the opposition Jamaica Labor Party. The latest victims brought the death toll in the sporadic violence to at least seven.

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