ONE KILLED, FOUR INJURED IN HWT SHOOTING, ONE IN CUSTODY

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Five people were shot one fatally during a gun battle between police and gunmen in Half Way Tree, St. Andrew yesterday (Fri).

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.

Police say one of two gunmen is in custody and a firearm seized. The other is being sought by lawmen.

Reports are that the incident, which occurred about 5:00pm., started at a plaza on Constant Spring Road and continued onto Courtney Walsh Drive.

An off-duty Policeman and other officers, who saw the incident, intervened and apprehended one of the assailants; a firearm was also taken from him.

The injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment where one was pronounced dead.