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MP seeks solution to gun violence

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

MP seeks solution to gun violence

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A NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES and a death due to the recent spate of violence in some communities have triggered a Member of Parliament into finding a long-term solution to arrest the situation.

MP for St Michael West Central, James Paul, has engaged the services of social activist and former parliamentarian Hamilton Lashley to help him execute an initiative in his constituency.

A name has not yet been assigned but the two are looking to bring a wholescale community approach to finding a solution.

Last Sunday night, a drive-by shooting in Scott’s Terrace, Grazettes, St Michael – which falls in Paul’s constituency – left two teenagers nursing injuries. Friends Kimani Grant, 19, and Miguel Scantlebury, 17, were liming on the steps of the Grants when Kimani was shot in the mid-section, while Scantlebury was hit in the back. (YB)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.