A number of people were taken into police custody following a shooting incident at Clifton Hall, St John in the wee hours of this morning.
According to police, officers from the Tactical Response Unit, Major Crime and Criminal Investigation Department South were conducting an operation at an unauthorized fete in the area when they were fired upon by a number of male occupants in a car.
Police fired back but the culprits escaped.
The officers subsequently seized a quantity of firearms and ammunition.
The Royal Barbados Police Force reiterated concerns about the increasing use of illegal firearms.
The force appealed to the public to use the anonymous means available to pass any information relating to persons in possession of illegal firearms, or areas where illegal firearms are being concealed.