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Two shot dead in reported gun battle with police in Retrieve, St James

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 11:08 AM

Residents of the remote farming community of Retrieve near Cambridge, St James woke up to intense gunfire this morning, as gunmen engaged the police in a battle that left two men dead.

The police report that about 5:20 a.m, they were on an operation in the area when they came under heavy gunfire.

They police reportedly returned fire and two men were shot.

According to the police, two firearms were recovered at the scene.

In the past year, Retrieve, a usually quiet rural district has been under siege from gunmen, who have relocated to the area.

Some residents have been forced to flee their homes because of fear.