This gun, with one round of ammunition inside, was recovered near Smith Cove Wednesday. - Photo: RCIPS

Police recovered a rusty-looking handgun containing one bullet in the vicinity of Smith Cove Wednesday, after a member of the public spotted the weapon.

Officers responded to the report of the weapon being found around 1 p.m.

Police said the gun was the ninth firearm recovered this year, not including the 18 firearms that were handed in during a weapons amnesty run by police throughout the month of June.