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A 16-year-old boy is now in hospital battling for life after he was attacked, robbed and then shot by criminals at a football field in St Catherine.
Reports are that at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday the teen and his friends where at the field, close to March Pen Road, having a conversation when two men walked up to the group members.
Sources explained that one of the men had a machete and the other a firearm.
Reports are that the group members were held up by the thugs and then robbed of their cellphones and other valuables.
Still not satisfied with their illegal act the thugs then opened fire at the victims before running from the area.
The teen was later found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he has been admitted.
Police from St Catherine North Division have since launched a search for the men who carried out the attack.