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Gunmen killed in early morning shootout with police

The scene of the shooting at Congress Drive, South Ruimveldt.

Two gunmen were killed and  two guns were recovered during a shootout at Congress Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

Divisional Police Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that none of the men has been identified. One of the weapons is a 9MM handgun and the other is a .38 revolver.

Eyewitnesses said police were seen scampering around the area  as shots rang out.  The gunmen were also believed holed up in a ceiling in one of the buildings.

One eyewitness said the exchange of gunfire was reminiscent of a shootout between a man,  who had gone berserk on Middle Street, Georgetown a couple of years ago, and police.

This operation comes as the Joint Services operation codenamed ‘Dragnet’ enters its second week. The operation is expected to last six months.