Eight policemen shot, two succumbed to injuries


Two policemen were shot and killed and six others shot and injured during a shootout with gunmen on Mountain View Avenue, Kingston 2 last night.

They are from the Motorized Patrol and East Kingston Divisions.
Information is that about 11:26 p.m., a female turned up at the Rockfort Police Station and reported that she had been shot while driving along Mountain View Avenue.

She also told officers that another motorist had been attacked by armed men. Police from the East Kingston Division went to assist and came under sustained gunfire, during which two of them were hit.

Other officers who went to rescue their colleagues were also fired at, resulting in six of them being shot.

The situation was eventually brought under control and the injured policemen taken to hospital where the two died. Two of the lawmen have been discharged while four remain hospitalized in stable condition.