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Teen student arrested for allegedly firing illegal gun

Teen student arrested for allegedly firing illegal gun

BVI News understands that an 18-year-old student was arrested and charged this week after allegedly firing shots from a firearm police later found strapped to his body.
The young man’s school hasn’t been confirmed but it is reported that he is a resident of the Belle Vue community.

The incident reportedly took place in the Gene Hill area. While our news centre has not been able to ascertain whether residents alerted police to the gunshots, sources said the lawmen were quick on the scene.

However, BVI News understands that law enforcers did not manage to capture the occupants of a vehicle that quickly drove off as soon as the cops were spotted. But the 18-year-old was not as quick to escape and was arrested.

Later on, a firearm was removed from his clothing. It is understood that the cops believe the weapon was the one that was discharged. Our news centre understands that an undetermined number of spent shells were found nearby.

The teen is reportedly in custody but it is not yet clear whether he will be granted bail. In the meantime, there is no word on the age of the persons who fled the scene and whether they too will be arrested.
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