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Only One Gun Recovered From Tsarnaev Brothers Shootout In Watertown

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The Tsarnaev  brothers taking aim and firing on the officers.  The red circle highlights the pressure cooker bomb that was used just moments after this photo was taken. (Photo courtesy: Andrew Kitzenberg)

The Tsarnaev brothers taking aim and firing on the officers. The red circle highlights the pressure cooker bomb that was used just moments after this photo was taken. (Photo courtesy: Andrew Kitzenberg)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say investigators in the Boston bombings have recovered only one handgun believed to have been used in a gun battle 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 authorized 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 over 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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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