By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT - Grand Bahama Police recovered a firearm in a shooting over the weekend that has left a 26-year-old man hospitalised with injuries to the upper right arm.
According to reports, the shooting incident occurred sometime around 4.56am on Saturday in the area of East Sunrise Highway.
Asst Supt Loretta Mackey reported that officers from the Mobile Patrol Unit were at the scene of a traffic accident on Coral Road in the vicinity of the Independence Park when they heard what appeared to be gunshots.
She said officers went to Candy's Cabana where they observed gunshots to the right rear passenger window of a Nissan Altima car.
A male resident of Lucaya, an occupant of the vehicle, had been shot in the upper right arm.
He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital for medical attention. His condition is not known.
While officers were conducting investigations at the scene, a man was observed running away from the area.
An officer gave chase, but was unsuccessful in capturing the suspect. Police, however, recovered a black .40 Glock pistol in the area.
Ms Mackey said investigations are continuing into the matter. Anyone with information that can assist the police is asked to call 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911.