Gang Leader Killed; Cop Injured in Hostage Situation at Montego Bay

After 2 solid hours of gunfire, a Policeman was shot and injured and a gunman killed in a hostage situation in the Hatfield Ironshore community of Montego bay.

Early reports are that a team of security officers went on an operation in Hatfield, Ironshore and was greeted by gunfire.

The house was teargassed with attempts to enter the building while under with gunfire.

The house where the shootout ensue

During the shootout, Corporal Leon Fisher attached to the mobile reserved branch was shot and injured.

The injured officer wounds are not considered life threatening.

Reputed gangster from Barrett Town in St. James, Nico Samuels, o/c Bowza was killed.

Nico Samuels, o/c Bowza
The house where the shootout ensued

The situation got critical when men inside the building threaten to hurt hostages.

Men inside the building are said to be of a well known gang from the Lillyput area.

At least 2 guns seized after the smoke cleared.

Officials say they have closed the complete Hatfield area, people may or may not be allowed to come and go as they expect the situation to continue until tomorrow.

The public is being advised to avoid the upscaled Hatfield Neighborhood.

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