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Two shot, killed in alleged shoot-out with police

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:52 PM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed along the Spanish Town bypass in St Catherine by the police in an alleged shoot-out this morning.

The police say they also recovered an illegal gun.

One of those killed has been identified as 21-year-old Sheldon Gayle of Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

It is reported that around 6 o’ clock this morning a police team was on patrol in the vicinity of the Spanish Town Examination Depot when they saw two men acting in a manner that arouse their suspicion.

A shootout reportedly ensued and the two men were shot.

They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The Independent Commission of Investigations has since launched a probe into the shooting.