Tuesday 22 October, 2019

‘Gunmen’ cut down in St James; high-powered rifles seized

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Two men were shot dead and two high-powered rifles seized by the police during an operation in St James on Thursday.

The men who remain unidentified were cut down during a reported shootout in the Retirement area of the parish.

Reports are that police personnel were in the area at about 9:00 a.m., when they came under gunfire.

The fire was returned and after the dust had cleared, the police carried out a search of the area and the two injured men were found. The two high-powered rifles were also seized.

The men were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Police and other investigations are under way into the development.

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