Two policemen escaped serious injury yesterday after they
were caught in a shoot-out between two rival gangs.
Instead, Cpl Johnson and PC Kisto, both of the Court and Process
branch of the Police Service, sustained only minor injuries.
According to police reports, at around 10 am yesterday, the
officers were executing warrants close to Besson Street Police
Station, when they heard several gunshots.
They rushed to St Paul Street, near to Riverside Plaza, to
see a shoot-out between two groups of men.
Johnson and Kisto ordered the men to stop, but instead they
turned their guns on the officers.
They returned fire, but were wounded in the exchange.
Kisto received minor wounds to his leg and was discharged
from hospital, while Johnson, who sustained injuries to his
hand, remained warded at Port-of-Spain General Hospital for
Meanwhile, one police source at Besson Street Station said
police have since launched a dragnet to capture
the suspects in connection with the shooting, which sent pedestrians
in the area scampering for cover.
ASP Hansraj is leading the hunt.