Former Premier League footballer Jermaine Johnson shot in Jamaica

Former Premier League footballer Jermaine Johnson is shot in the stomach in drive-by shooting in Jamaica

  •  Jermaine Johnson, 40, was shot and wounded in a drive-by attack in Jamaica 
  • He was standing with a group of people when a gunman opened fire last night
  • The attack happened after polls closed in the country’s general election
  • He and three other people are understood to be in a serious but stable condition 

Former Premier League winger Jermaine Johnson has been shot and wounded in a drive-by attack in Jamaica yesterday evening. 

The star, who played 73 times for Jamaica, was among three people who were shot in Kingston Central, in an area, according to local media reports, which was notorious for gangland activity. 

Johnson, and a man and a woman were all rushed to hospital suffering ‘serious injuries’. 

He played 12 times for Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League over the course of three seasons.  

Former premier league footballer Jermaine Johnson was shot and wounded in a drive-by attack on Thursday evening in Kingston, Jamaica, pictured. Police at the scene believe the attack may be in connection with a local gangland feud

Johnson, pictured here during his time with Sheffield Wednesday, returned to Jamaica after his career in England’s top divisions ended

The shooting happened shortly after polls closed during the 2020 Jamaican general election

The shooting occurred moments after the polls closed for the 2020 Jamaican general election. 

According to the Jamaica Observer, Johnson, 40, received two shots to his back and abdomen. 

All three of those wounded are believed to be in a serious but stable condition. 

Police at the scene claimed the drive-by attack was probably linked to an ongoing feud in the area. 

Witnesses claimed a car drove up to the group and opened fire.    


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