Guns seized in August Town, Mango Hall

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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THE police seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in Kingston and Westmoreland over the weekend, one of them related to a murder.

According to the constabulary's Coporate Communications Unit (CCU) , the police are investigating a murder and firearm seizure in August Town, Kingston 7 in which a 23-year-old man was shot by unknown assailants in the community on Saturday.

The August Town police reported that a team of officers were in the area on Saturday night when they heard explosions and upon arriving at the scene found Mark Harris, otherwise called Redman, a contractor of August Town Road,with gunshot wounds.

The police say a Kel-Tec 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seven 9-mm cartridges was found on the scene.

Exactly one month ago in another incident in the area, a man identified as Andrew Marriot of Gold Smith Villa was gunned down and a university student injured. And in January dozens of people were taken into custody in a massive police operation related to the upsurge of gang violence in the community.

Also on Saturday, the police seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Mango Hall district in Westmoreland. The Little London police said about 10:00 pm officers were on patrol in the area when a motorcycle, with two men aboard, was observed speeding.

According to the police, a single action 9mm pistol with a magazine containing four 9mm rounds of ammunition was discovered on the scene after the men crashed the motorcycle into an embankment and fled. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

Meanwhile, the Yallahs police in St Thomas police are investigating Sunday's suspected case of suicide of 50-year-old Anthony Anderson, a farmer of Hampstead district, in the parish.

The Yallahs police reported that about 9:30 Sunday morning concerned residents went in search of Anderson, who had not been seen in days. Persons alerted the police after Anderson's body was found hanging from the ceiling by a piece of rope around his neck.

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