Police, gunmen trade bullets in West Kingston


November 17, 2016

Heavily armed gunmen and members of the security forces last night engaged in a fierce fire fight in a section of West Kingston.

Motorists were advised to avoid traversing the Spanish Town Road area in Kingston 14. According to the police, earlier in the evening, a police team was in the area when a group of men was seen attempting to move from one community to another. The men were intercepted by the police team and the men then opened fire. The lawmen took evasive action and were pinned down for some time. Additional police and military personnel were subsequently deployed to the area to assist the trapped team.

The police recently increased their presence in sections of West Kingston in light of the recent flare-up of violence, which has seen several shootings resulting in deaths and injuries.

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