A 17-year-old girl was shot and injured, allegedly by police, at Burke Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Thursday night.

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Reports are that the police was chasing an alleged criminal when shots were fired and the girl was hit. She was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where she is being treated.

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The incident caused a demonstration by irate residents at Burke Road and Salt Lane and also on the Spanish Town By-pass.

The protests spilled over into Friday morning and a detachment of cops and soldiers were deployed on the scene.