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Woman In Hospital After Drive-By Shooting

By SANCHESKA DORSETT

Tribune Staff Reporter

sdorsett@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN is recovering in hospital after she was shot several times in a drive-by shooting late Monday night.

The incident took place shortly after 10pm in the area of Nassau Village.

According to police reports, the woman was standing with a group of persons in front of a home off Alexander Boulevard when the occupants of a Nissan Primera pulled up and fired several shots at the group before speeding off.

The woman was shot and taken to hospital where she is listed in serious but stable condition. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.

In other crime news, police arrested two men and removed three illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence in three separate incidents on Monday.

In the first incident, shortly after 4pm, Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit officers, acting on intelligence, conducted a search in the area of a building located at Mt Royal and Oxford Avenue, where they uncovered a .40 pistol with five live rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested for this discovery.

In the second incident, shortly after noon, officers were on routine patrol on Sir Milo Butler Highway when they intercepted a Honda vehicle with two suspicious men inside. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a .380 pistol with two live rounds of ammunition.

The men were arrested and taken into custody.

In the final incident shortly after 10pm, officers were on routine patrol in the area of Potter’s Cay Dock, where they saw a man who “aroused their suspicion.” The man fled on foot when he spotted the officers.

After a short foot chase the officers caught the man and found a pistol in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.

Investigations into all incidents continue.

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