Two people were arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition during an anti-crime exercise conducted by officers of the Northern Division Task Force on Friday, a statement by the Police Service said.
According to police, while on mobile patrol, the officers received information that individuals were at the Tunapuna Public Cemetery attending the burial service of a woman and some of the individuals there were armed and preparing to leave in a silver Mazda motor vehicle. Shortly afterwards, a vehicle fitting the description was seen along Bharath Street, Tunapuna.
Police say an attempt was made by them to intercept the vehicle which failed to stop.
A chase ensued which ended when the Silver Mazda crashed into a drain along Cumberbatch Lane, Tunapuna.
An exchange of gunfire ensued and a 26-year-old man, the driver of the silver Mazda of Lovell Lane, Tunapuna, received gunshot wounds to his right foot. The two other occupants of the vehicle, an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, also of Lovell Lane, Tunapuna were arrested and a .38 revolver with four spent shells and one live round were found and seized. The injured man was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Centre for treatment and warded. The other occupants were arrested and are in police custody. ASP Gloden is continuing investigations.