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Cop hospitalised after being shot in West Kingston

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A police constable is now hospitalised after being shot during an operation in the Golden Heights area of Denham Town, West Kingston.

Initial reports are that the policeman was part of a team from the Mobile Reserve on operation in the Denham Town/Hannah Town areas of West Kingston, when they were fired on by gunmen.

The police returned the fire and the men fled.

The police say during the exchange, a bullet hit the ballistic helmet of a cop and fragments struck the constable in the region of his shoulder.

A police operation is now underway in search of the men.

In recent days, there has been an uptick in gang violence in sections of West Kingston.