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Police yet to confirm whether Alpha schoolgirl's shooters are cops #AlphaStudentShooting

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 7:20 PM
The illegal taxi in which the student was travelling when the police opened fire injuring the child

The police are yet to confirm whether the persons involved in the shooting and injuring of a schoolgirl from the Convent Of Mercy Academy (Alpha) yesterday are members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The student was shot in the face in downtown Kingston while travelling to school in an illegal taxi.

The taxi driver reportedly had an argument with men in a mini van who purported to be policemen.

Yesterday Police Commissioner Carl Williams appointed senior investigators of the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) to probe the circumstances that led to the shooting of the minor.

READ: Alpha student out of surgery, now in intensive care after police shooting

IN PHOTO: The taxi driver in his blood-stained clothes speak to INDECOM investigators.

However, communications officer with the JCF Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says the police have not made any progress.

Yesterday, taxi operators in downtown staged protested the shooting by using debris to block one of the main roadways in the area.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Lindsay told The Gleaner/Power 106 News that the schoolgirl remains in serious but stable condition at hospital.

READ: 'Driver, mi a guh dead?' asked Alpha teen shot in taxi

The teen underwent surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital yesterday after being rushed to hospital by the taxi driver.