By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men are in the hospital after being shot in separate incidents on Saturday.
The first victim was in the area of Graham Drive shortly after 10pm when a man approached him with a handgun.
A struggle ensued which led to the victim being shot in the left arm, but he managed to disarm his attacker, who ran from the scene.
About an hour later, the second victim was in the area of Quakoo Street when he was shot several times by a man with a handgun.
He is in serious condition and being treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Both attackers remain at large.
Police also reported arresting 17 persons over the weekend in two major anti-crime operations.
The actions, police said, were part of Commissioner Greenslade’s 2013 policing plan which calls for fighting crime and enforcing the rules of the road.
Fifty-one drivers were also cited for various traffic violations over the weekend.
On Saturday, officers attached to the Northeastern Division targeted wanted persons and suspected prolific offenders in that area.
They detained 13 persons in connection with housebreaking, drugs, causing harm and illegal immigration investigations.
During a separate operation on Saturday, police arrested four persons in the Southeastern Division in connection with various offenses, including stealing and indecent assault.
Police could not say how many persons they plan to charge.
In two separate incidents yesterday, police also arrested two men in connection with the discovery of illegal firearms.
Acting on intelligence, officers went to a home on Curtis Street around 3am and arrested a man after finding a handgun and ammunition.
Officers also conducted a search in the Wulff Road area around 5am and detained one man for questioning after finding a handgun and ammunition.