Monday 19 August, 2019

Alleged shootout in Tivoli Gardens; one ‘perpetrator’ shot and injured

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An alleged gunman remained hospitalised in serious condition up to late last week after he was shot and injured during a reported gun battle between the police and hoodlums in a section of Tivoli Gardens on Thursday.

An illegal firearm was seized during the incident.

Preliminary reports are that sometime after 2:00 a.m., a group of police officers was on patrol in the vicinity of Bustamante Highway, when they came under gunfire from two men.

The lawmen returned the fire.

After the gunfight subsided, one of the alleged gunmen was found suffering from bullet wounds. A Glock pistol, reportedly loaded with nine rounds of ammunition, was reportedly found in his possession.

The injured man was taken to a hospital, where he remains under police guard.

The police searching for the other gunman as their probe into the incident continues.

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