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Teens and cop shot on Highway 2000 are in stable condition – police

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 10:40 AM

The two teenagers and the policeman who were injured during a shootout on the East-West leg of Highway 2000 yesterday afternoon are said to be in serious but stable condition at hospital.

One of the teens is reportedly a 14-year-old male and the other a 17-year-old female.

It's reported that the policeman was 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 is 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 and the teens were shot.

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. 

Communications officer at the Jamaica Constabulary Force Stephanie Lindsay says the suspect has not yet been charged.

 

JCF Communication officer, Stephanie Lindsay