Police kill two in shootout

An early morning shootout between police and armed men have left two dead.

Police say around 4:00 am this morning, two constables of the Freeport police station were on patrol along Fireburn road where the spotted a parked vehicle.

Police say as officers approached the vehicle to inquire why it was parked there, the occupants opened fire.

The officers returned fire and the two men were shot multiple times.

They were taken to the Chaguanas district health facility where they were pronounced dead.

The names of the men are yet to be released.

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