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Boy, 11, Dies In House Fire

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy is dead after an early morning house fire. Shortly before 2am on Saturday, police received reports of a house fire at Lower Bogue, Eleuthera. Upon arrival, police found a fire confined to one bedroom in the five-bedroom home. The fire was extinguished without any damage to other areas of the home. MAN SHOT IN LEG A 32-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital after being shot in his leg. According to police reports, two men were at Elizabeth Street off Kemp Road shortly after 3pm on Friday when they got into an argument that resulted in the victim being shot. He was taken to the hospital by EMS personnel where he is detained in stable condition. MARIJUANA ARREST A 32-YEAR-OLD man of Ragged Island Street is in police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. Last Friday, officers of the mobile division were on patrol at Ragged Island Street shortly before 10am when they observed a male "acting suspiciously". The officers found the suspected drugs after searching the man. POLICE are requesting the public's assistance in locating 34-year-old Valencio Darling, pictured, of Cowpen Road. Darling is described as being of dark brown complexion, medium build, and 6'2" tall. Officers of the Southern Division want to question him in connection with possession of dangerous drugs. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 919, 322-3333; the Southern Police Station at 322-3337; or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS. HANDGUN FIRED A MAN who is on bail for firearm possession is again in police custody after leading police on a chase after officers saw him fire a handgun in the park. Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Howard Street off Chippingham around 6.30pm on Saturday, when they saw a 42-year-old man discharge a firearm on the park. Upon seeing police, the man threw the weapon under a nearby vehicle and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and caught up with the Pitt Road resident and retrieved the weapon from beneath the car. THREE ARRESTED THREE people were taken into police custody after officers discovered a handgun and a large quantity of ammunition inside an apartment. Acting on information, officers of the mobile division conducted a search in an apartment located on East Street south of Robinson Road around 2.15pm on Saturday. It was there they found the illegal items and subsequently took two men, one 30 the other 22-years old, and a 21-year-old woman into custody. DRUGS SWOOP FOUR men were taken into custody by police following the Southeastern Division's "Operation Restore." Between the hours of 7.30pm Friday and 12.30am Saturday, officers from the southeastern division and the internal security division arrested three men for possession of dangerous drugs and one man for an outstanding warrant of arrest. The operation was "in keeping" with the policing plan to "tackle crime."

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