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Man hospitalised after alleged shootout with police

Monday, July 16, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man is currently in hospital under police guard following a reported confrontation with lawmen on Greenwich Park Road on Saturday.

The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) today reported that a team of police officers was on mobile patrol in the area about 3:05 pm when they were allegedly greeted with gunfire from a group of men.

“The police returned fire and one man was hit and found clutching a Sig Sauer pistol with a magazine containing three .45 cartridges,” CCU said.

The firearm and ammunition were seized and the injured man admitted at hospital for treatment. The other men escaped in the area.

Meanwhile, the Half Way Tree police have launched an investigation following the seizure of a Taurus 9mm Pistol and several rounds of ammunition at premises on Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5 on Sunday.

Reports are that about 8:30 pm, an operation was conducted at a premises, during which the firearm, which was fitted with a magazine loaded with sixteen 9mm rounds of ammunition, was seized.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

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