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Clarendon Gunmen-Police Shootout,1 Gunman Dead, Firearms Seized

Antonio Mckoy CEO - Mckoy's News

Clarendon, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) Clarendon Gunmen-Police Shootout: An unidentified gunman was shot and killed and two illegal firearms seized after gunmen challenged the police in a shootout along a section of Hazard Road in Clarendon¬†on Wednesday afternoon May 17, 2017.

The Clarendon police say they are now asking members of the public for their assistance in identifying the slain gunman.

Reports are that, shortly after 4:00 pm on Wednesday,  a team of police officers were carrying out patrols along Hazard Road when they notice a group of men standing in the vicinity of the train line.

On seeing the police, the men brandished high powered weapons and open fire at the lawmen. A heated gun-battle ensued which resulted in one of the men been shot and killed.

The other gunmen fled the scene and escaped in nearby. Bushes.

Following a search of the scene the police discovered an AK-47 assault rifle and the dead gunman was seen clutching a Taurus 9mm semi automatic pistol with a magazine containing several live 9mm rounds.

The police who are now combing sections of the area for the remaining gunmen say they believed that the men are part of a gang that are behind a number of armed robberies. Shootings and murders in and around the parish.