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Jamaica: Two dead, one in police custody after wild shootout in St Andrew

Two alleged gunmen are dead and another in custody following a dramatic shootout with police in the Trafalgar Road area of St Andrew shortly after midday Monday.

In a news release, the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force also confirmed that two illegal firearms were seized in the incident.

The three men were reportedly travelling in a white Toyota Axio motor car that is suspected to have been involved in the shooting death of a man in Swallowfield, St Andrew earlier in the day. The murder of the man was reported to the Police Emergency Communication Centre, which then used the Jamaica Eye Technology to swiftly mobilise members of the Metropolitan Quick Response Team, the police said.

It is further reported that the motor vehicle was intercepted at the intersection of Hope Road and Trafalgar Road and, while the police sought to apprehend them, the suspects engaged the lawmen in a gunfight.

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