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Policeman, soldier shot at check point in St. Andrew South

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force were shot last night at a check point in the St. Andrew South Police Division.
 
Both were treated for wounds to their thighs and released from hospital.
 
It's reported that about 10 o'clock, members of the security forces were conducting spot checks along Coal Lane on Spanish Town Road when a taxi drove up.
 
The driver made an alarm and a man armed with a gun alighted the vehicle and opened fire, hitting the soldier and policeman.
 
The attacker escaped.
 
Assistant Commissioner Clinton Laing, head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, told Radio Jamaica News that a teenager who was reportedly in the company of the suspect has been taken into custody.
 
He is urging persons with information on the suspect to call 119 or the Hunts Bay Police.
 
Four persons were murdered in the St. Andrew South Police Division between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
                                                                                              
ACP Laing confirmed that six illegal guns and several rounds of ammunition were seized during operations conducted across the island on Tuesday.
 
Six murders were recorded.


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