By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two suspected gunmen are now dead and another two on the run after a police shootout in Reliance Place, South Ruimveldt on Wednesday morning, December 09.
Reports reaching iNews indicate that four men attempted to break into the home of Attorney – at – Law, Lyndon Amsterdam but failed. Amsterdam resides at Congress Drive – a corner away from Reliance Place.
Amsterdam managed to call the police who responded to the scene immediately and encountered the bandits making their escape.
As two of the unarmed men made their escape, two others traded bullets with the police which resulted in them meeting their gruesome deaths after a hail of gunfire.
Police sources have confirmed that the two men were armed with handguns. At the scene at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, a large crowd gathered, bursting through crime scene cordons as they attempted to see the two men that were slain by the police.
As the police brought out the bodies from the yard at Reliance Place, loud shouts and cheers erupted with persons mouthing words of congratulations to the police on the shooting of the two alleged bandits.
One of the residents in whose yard the ordeal went down recalled waking up as the first gunshot pierced through the air. Immediately, he said, he turned off his bedroom lights and lay on the ground.
While taking cover, the man recalled hearing police shouting and several more bursts of gunfire. He also told reporters that he heard footsteps on the lower roof of his home – which he presumed to be police.
Shortly after the gunfire had subsided, police were instructing persons to stay in their homes as they continued their search for the men who hid themselves in a water tank.
It wasn’t until an hour after the initial gunshots were heard that the police realized the men had hidden themselves in the tank and “riddled” it with bullets.