Gunman disarmed by Hanover residents; firearm handed over

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Residents in Lucea, Hanover managed to disarm a gunman and handed over an illegal weapon to the police on Saturday.

The hoodlum and his two cronies are on the run following the incident, according to a statement that was posted on the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) social media pages late on Saturday.

Reports are that about 10am, three men, one of whom was armed with a gun, approached another man with whom they earlier had a dispute.

Residents intervened to help the man and managed to disarm the attacker.

After being disarmed, all three men fled the scene.

The police were called and a Glock 19 pistol was handed over to them.

The police are currently searching for the suspects.

A probe is ongoing into the developments.

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