`Boston bombing suspects had one gun`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 08:57

Washington: Two US officials say investigators in the Boston bombings have recovered only one handgun believed to have been used in a gunbattle with police.

One official said the serial number on what they described as a 9 mm pistol was scratched off. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to publicly discuss details of the investigation still in progress.

Tamerlan Tzarnaev died in a shootout with police. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was later caught hiding in a boat.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says more than 250 rounds were fired in the shootout. Police said the men also used explosives. Davis said shots were fired from the boat where Tsarnaev was found. It wasn`t clear whether he was armed when he was captured.


First Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 08:57

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