BROOKLYN - Reverend Terry Lee says he is praying for his Jamaican relatives and others in the violence-torn country.

Gun battles erupted Monday as Jamaican forces battled supporters of alleged druglord Christopher Coke. Coke is wanted in New York for his role in a drug cartel that has been running since 1994.

Back in Brooklyn, Jamaican residents say their families are at risk due to the violence. Lee is encouraging people to keep praying.