Cops kill three in shootout at Salt Srping

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Three men were shot and killed by the police Wednesday morning in an alleged shootout in Salt Spring, St James.

According to the police, the alleged gunmen opened fire on a team from the Mobile Reserve who were conducting an operation in the community minutes after 6 o'clock.

The gunfire was returned by the police team and the three unidentified men were found suffering from gunshot injuries.

They were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The police say they recovered one Ruger .40 pistol and eight rounds of ammunition as well as a Bersa .22 pistol and a magazine with 5 .22 rounds.