The Jamaica Constabulary is seeking to clarify reports in the Jamaica Gleaner that a 15-year-old was shot and injured in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) on Wednesday.
The police say the incident that took place in a church yard in Mount Salem, falls outside of the designated boundaries of the ZOSO.
According to the JCF since the establishment of the ZOSO in Mount Salem in September 2017, no shootings or murders have been committed within the boundaries.
It says the teen has successfully done surgery and is recuperating in hospital.
The incident is being investigated.
Thirty-five-year-old Alrick Hutchinson of Brighton district, St.Elizabeth is to appear in the St.Elizabeth Parish Court on Monday, January 6.
Hutchinson was charged last Tuesday with Robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm.
Reports from the Santa Cruz Police are that Hutchinson entered a business establishment in Balaclava, St.Elizabeth on Monday, November, 25, 2019 and robbed a woman at gunpoint of 17 thousand dollars.
Following investigations, Hutchinson was taken into custody, and placed before an identification parade where he was pointed out and subsequently charged.