Several Juveniles Detained During Joint Military Raid at Bickersteth

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Jamaica Crime News, St James: A joint military operation carried out in Bickersteth community, St James on Thursday morning of,  August 16, resulted in the arrest of several juveniles and other men.

The police have also reported that this operation was carried out due to a recent flare-up of gang violence in the area.

Our news team also learned that there is an ongoing feud between young men from a section of the area known as Johnson Common and Camp Road.

The latest incident occurred on Monday night,  August 13, where the three juveniles were ambushed and shot by other juveniles.

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The three victims, one of whom is 15 years old, and the other two 17 years old,  have since been treated at hospital and admitted in stable condition.

Reports by the Anchovy police are that about 9:00 p.m. on Monday, the three juveniles were walking towards their home along a section of the Bickersteth main road, when they were pounced upon by a group of armed men.

The gunmen opened fire on the boys hitting them to the upper and lower rejoins of their bodies.

The juveniles ran to avoid being shot to death on the scene and the gunmen made there escape on foot in the area.

The police were summoned and upon arrival, all three wounded boys were rushed to hospital where they were treated and admitted.

The police say the men and the juveniles were taken into custody. They will be processed and questioned to determine if they are involved in criminal activities.

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