Two killed in shootout with police
Two men are dead following a shoot-out with police Thursday morning in Barataria.
While up to 9 am information was still coming in, LoopTT was told that the incident took place during the execution of anti-crime exercises along Seventh Avenue, Barataria.
Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force were conducting exercises in the district around 7am, when they went to execute a search warrant at a home in the district.
However, shortly after they announced themselves, they were allegedly greeted by several explosions.
The officers took cover, drew their licensed weapons, and returned fire.
After an exchange between the two parties, the gunshots from the house ceased.
The officers made their way inside and they found two men bleeding from multiple injuries.
Two loaded revolvers and several spent shells were also allegedly found and seized at the scene.
The wounded men were rushed to the Eric Willams Medical Sciences Complex, but were pronounced dead on arrival.
The identities of the deceased had not been confirmed up to 9 am.
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