An unidentified man was fatally shot today during an alleged confrontation with the police in Payne Land, St Andrew.
The police report that a team from the Specialized Operations Branch was conducting an operation in the area against the background of ongoing gang violence which has resulted in several shootings in recent weeks.
The police say while conducting the operation, a silver Nissan AD Wagon was seen speeding through the area, after which several explosions were heard.
The gunmen also reportedly fired at the police.
The police say the vehicle was pursued through the community and onto Waltham Park Road where the car reportedly collided with two other vehicles in the vicinity of the intersection with Gretna Green Avenue.