Three men are in custody and another is on the run following a shooting incident in the wee hours of this morning.
Police say that around 2:20 a.m., they responded to information received of gunshots being fired in the area known as The Marl Hole, Carrington Village, St Michael.
Personnel from the Emergency Response Team of the Bridgetown Division responded in two mobile units.
On arrival they encountered a vehicle with four male occupants. The vehicle was exiting from Roberts’ Land onto Halls Road.
Police said they signaled the vehicle to stop and as officers exited their vehicles, one of the occupants was seen brandishing what appeared to be a gun.
The driver suddenly drove off and accelerated towards the police officers causing them to run to evade being struck.
Police fired at the vehicle and a chase ensued.
The vehicle sped onto Halls Road then onto Chase Gap, where two of the four men jumped out and ran away.
Police intercepted the two men along Tweedside Road and there was a confrontation between the men and police.
One of the men, who was armed with a gun, was ordered to drop the weapon, but he allegedly pointed it in the direction of the police who fired their weapons in an effort to defend themselves.
Both of the suspects then ran away through a nearby gap, with police chasing them on foot.
One of the men was cornered and apprehended. He was bleeding and had visible injuries. An ambulance was summoned and transported the injured man to the QEH for medical attention. He was described as having injuries to both legs and his right arm. The firearm he had was recovered at the scene.
The other man who was on foot escaped.
Meanwhile, the vehicle and its two other occupants were apprehended by police along upper Chase Gap.
All three suspects are in custody.
Police are currently conducting on-scene investigations and are asking anyone who witnessed or have any knowledge of this incident or the individuals involved to contact the Central Police station at 430 7676, Criminal Investigation Department at 4307189 police emergency 211 or Crime Stoppers 1800 8477 (TIPS).