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Teen injured in Highway 2000 shooting taken into custody

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 10:04 PM

The police say one of the teenagers who was yesterday injured in an alleged shootout on the East-West leg of Highway 2000 has been taken into police custody following his release from the hospital this morning. 

Communication Officer at the Jamaica Constabulary Force Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said the 14-year-old boy was detained after he made two attempts to escape from the medical institution.

 

Communication Officer at the Jamaica Constabulary Force Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay

She says the 17-year-old female who was also a passenger of the vehicle transporting the gunmen will be questioned following her release from hospital.

Meanwhile, the police constable who was shot and injured in the incident was treated and released from the hospital this morning.

It was initially reported that the policeman was a part of a team conducting patrol in the vicinity of Quarry Hill, Spanish Town, St Catherine when the vehicle transporting the gunmen was stopped.

It was further reported that the police engaged the occupants of the vehicle in a conversation when two men emerged from the back of the car and allegedly opened fire at them.

The policeman was hit and the teens shot in a cross fire.

It's understood that the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene.

However, the police say he was detained and taken into custody for questioning