JLP councillor shot and wounded...but manages to shoot attackers

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robbery.jpgCouncillor for the Sydenham Division in South Central St. Catherine, Hawthorne Thompson, is recuperating in hospital after being shot outside his business place on Brunswick Avenue in Spanish Town early Monday morning.

The incident occurred about 1 o'clock.

Mr. Thompson, who is a licensed firearm holder, was able to return fire, injuring both of his attackers, who have also been hospitalised. One of the men is said to be in critical condition.

Dr. Andrew Wheatley, Member of Parliament for St. Catherine South Central, gave an update on Mr. Thompson's condition.

"The councillor is in relatively good health. The shot went straight through, it did not damage any of his organs and as such we are more than elated to know that," he told RJR News.

The councillor was reportedly in the process of closing his business establishment when the incident happened.

Robbery is suspected to be the motive for the attack. However, the police are still carrying out investigations.