Saturday 5 December, 2020

Cop shot in Tivoli Gardens; 2 in two days in Corporate Area

File photo

File photo

A police man has been admitted in hospital after he was shot during a confrontation with gunmen in Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston on Sunday.

Reports are that about 12.49 am, a team of law enforcers was on patrol In the Dracketts Place section of Tivoli Gardens, when they were attacked by armed men.

At the end of the shooting, the policeman was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

He has since been hospitalised.

The cop is the second to be shot and injured in the Corporate Area within the last 48 hours.

On Saturday another policeman was shot and injured by gunman at a funeral on Waltham Park Road in St Andrew.

Reports are that police travelling in an unmarked vehicle went to the funeral and there was a confrontation with a man who was armed with a gun.

The policeman sustained an injury to the side of his face, resulting in him being hospitalised.

The police are investigating both incidents.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: