The Integrity Commission has sought to clarify that it is not blaming the government following Thursday's shooting of one of its directors.
Ryan Evans, Director of Corruption Prevention, has been hospitalised after he was shot and wounded in the car park at the Commission's offices in New Kingston.
He was shot in the arm and a briefcase in his possession was stolen by his attackers.
In a post late Thursday to social media site, X (formerly Twitter), the Integrity Commission said it will not make any comment on the shooting since it is under police investigation.
Earlier on Thursday when TVJ reporters Kirk Wright and Jamaila Maitland asked the Integrity Commission's Executive Director Greg Christie for his reaction to the shooting, he had retorted: "You should ask the government that.... Ask them what that means."
Mr. Christie argued that officials of the public body have been the subject of increasing threats due to the constant criticism of the Commission by government ministers.
But in its social media post, the Commission sought to make it clear that "neither it nor its Executive Director is conveying any blame on the Government for the event".
"To the extent that this is being suggested, it is not the case," the Commission said.
It noted that there are a number of security-related issues that the Commission has been in communication with the government about.
The police say there is no suggestion that Thursday morning's shooting of the Integrity Commission director was part of a pre-mediated attack on officials of the agency.
According to the police, preliminary information gathered so far suggests the motive was robbery.