Man Arrested, Firearm Seized Following Gun Battle

Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: One man is in police custody and a firearm seized, whilst another is being sought by the police following a running gun battle between them in Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew yesterday afternoon, Friday, June 7.

Five people received gunshot injuries during the melee. One of them has since succumbed.

The incident, which occurred approximately 5:00 p.m., started at a plaza on Constant Spring Road and continued onto Courtney Walsh Drive. An off-duty Policeman and other officers, who saw the incident, intervened and apprehended one of the assailants. A firearm was also taken from him.

The injured persons were taken to hospital where they are receiving treatment.

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Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the other individual, who was involved in the shooting, is being asked to contact the Half-Way-Tree Police at 876-926-8185 or 876-926-2551, Police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest Police Station.

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