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Originally published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM

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Officials: Boston bombing suspects had 1 gun

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.

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WASHINGTON —

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 (TA'-mehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) died in a shootout with police. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAHR'), 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.

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