Saturday 21 September, 2019

Teenage crash victim 'found with gun while being treated at hospital'

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A teenager who was reportedly found with an illegal firearm in his waistband while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Westmoreland, has been charged for two gun-related offences.

Reports are that the teen, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was taken to the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital for treatment following a motor vehicle crash in the parish in August.

Allegations are that a member of the medical staff at the hospital discovered the firearm while the patient was being treated.

The gun, a single-action Browning 9mm pistol with eight rounds of ammunition, was taken from the teenager.

The police were summoned and the firearm was handed over to them.

The teen has since been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

His court date is to be announced shortly, the police said.

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