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Seven juveniles arrested in West Kingston for gun crimes recently
2013-08-28 10:12:00 | (0 Comments)
The police say the arrest of a 15-year-old this week in relation to a bus shooting incident brings to seven the number of juveniles arrested in the last two months in relation to gun crimes.
Head of the St Andrew South Police Senior Superintendent of Police Delroy Hewitt says six juveniles have been charged for shooting and one for illegal possession of firearm.
SSP Hewitt says the level of crime among juveniles is not peculiar to the division and highlights deficiencies in the homes and schools.
However, SSP Hewitt says the police are trying to steer children away from crime through various outreach programmes.
The teenager who was arrested yesterday is facing charges of attempted murder, wounding and illegal possession of a firearm.
He is accused of wildly firing a gun at a public passenger bus along Spanish Town Road after accusing the conductor three hours earlier of overcharging him.
SSP Hewitt says the teen could face an identification parade as early as today.
And he says the teenager has been cooperating with investigators.
SSP Hewitt says the police are also searching for a gang member they believe gave the illegal firearm to the teenager.
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