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Christmas triple shooting

A triple shooting on Christmas Day has landed a 33-year-old man of Stapledon Gardens in police custody.

Police say the incident occurred sometime around 9.20 p.m. on Saturday at the B Watts Liquor store, located on Bethel Avenue.

Police Press Liaison Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings said the three men involved-two of whom are 33 and a 39-year-old man, were at the establishment when another man armed with a handgun fired several gunshots in their direction.

She said the men were all hit at various parts of the body. Skippings said the men were taken to hospital by Emergency Medical Services personnel and a private vehicle.

According to police two of the men are detained in stable condition, while the third is in critical condition.

Police say the man believed to be responsible for the incident could appear before the court sometime this week to face formal charges.

In other crime news, police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing incident of a 13-year-old male on Christmas Day.

The incident occurred sometime around 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center.

Reports indicate that the teenager got into an altercation with another male and was subsequently stabbed to the left leg. The victim was taken to hospital via private vehicle where he was treated and discharged.

Police also arrested a 22-year-old man early Monday morning after he was found in possession of a handgun and suspected drugs.

Officers of the Traffic Division, who were on routine patrol at the time, arrested the Summer Street, Nassau Village resident.

Police say sometime around 3.05 a.m. they observed the occupant of a silver 1995 Nissan Pulsar acting suspiciously.

“Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver sped off. Officers gave chase and caught up with the vehicle in the area of Yellow Elder Way, after the vehicle collided into a sign pole. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered a handgun with ammunition and a quantity of suspected marijuana,”Sergeant Skippings said.

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