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Men armed with assault rifles open fire on officers on patrol in Chaguanas

A police officer is shot and wounded in an attack in Chaguanas.

The officer’s identity has not been released.

Reports say the incident took place in Enterprise at around 6:15 last evening.

Newscenter 5 understands the policeman was among a group of officers of the Central Division Task Force, which was on patrol in the area.

It is reported men dressed in Islamic wear armed with assault rifles opened fire on the officers.

The men then fled the scene.

The lawmen took cover and returned fire.

Shortly after one of the officers reported he had been shot on his leg.

He was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he was treated for the gunshot wound.

He is said to be in a stable condition.

Investigations are continuing.

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