Two dead as police, gunmen trade bullets in South Ruimveldt

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By Jomo Paul

Persons flocked the crime scene. [iNews' Photo]
Persons flocked the crime scene. [iNews’ Photo]
[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.

The bodies of the bandits in the back of a police vehicle. [iNews' Photo]
The bodies of the bandits in the back of a police vehicle. [iNews’ Photo]
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.

The water tanks in which the bandits hid. [iNews' Photo]
The water tanks in which the bandits hid. [iNews’ Photo]
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.

11 COMMENTS

  1. You were one of the two who escaped, I see you still hiding behind your mouse blogging and exposing how DUMB you are,Don’t worry moon a run till day catch it, next time .

  2. Andy what the hell they doing with guns. I guess they playing hop scothch with it. You live by the sword you die by the sword. Great job police but you need to do it country wide not only in certain areas.

  3. I don’t think killing someone for a petie crime is rite …lives are more valuable than wat ever ….let me don’t start they sued know better.

  4. besides seeing them in church, these guys was shot while their hands were up in the air surrendering to the police,

  5. Two dead as police, gunmen trade bullets in South Ruimveldt
    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.
    Had this been in another area with a different victim the police wont show up.
    And even if the police did showed up in that other certain area and shot and killed these very two bandits there would be a different cry.
    These same crowds that are cheering and congratulating police would have been told by their political handlers that this is xtra – judicial killings of “our” people so we have to take to the streets right now to get justice for our people.

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