3 held in Tunapuna following chase, shootout with police


    Three men are now in police custody following a car chase and shootout with police.

    According to the TTPS, officers on mobile patrol yesterday, received information that individuals travelling in a silver Mazda 323 were in possession of firearms.

    The car was spotted along Bharath Street, Tunapuna and a chase ensued, during which time gunfire was exchanged.

    The car crashed along Cumberbatch Lane, Tunapuna, however the occupants allegedly kept firing at the officers.

    One of the suspects, the 26-year-old driver, was shot in the right ankle and is now warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

    The other two suspects, a 18-year-old and 20-year-old, were also held.

    The TTPS says a search of the car resulted in the discovery of a silver revolver with four rounds of spent ammunition and one round of live ammunition.