Police have arrested three men and seized a mini-Uzi sub-machine gun following a high speed chase and shootout in Arouca.
Around 1:30pm yesterday, officers responding to reports of men armed with guns, came across a blue Nissan Almera with four men, proceeding along Golden Grove Road.
When the officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, it sparked a chase that ended at the corner of the Eastern Main Road and Waterloo Road.
According to the TTPS, as the Almera came to a stop, a man exited and fired several shots at the officers, who returned fire.
The gunman escaped, however the remaining three occupants were held.
They are: a 24 year old and a 21 year old both of Arima, and a 21 year old from Piarco.
The mini Uzi firearm loaded with a magazine containing 45 rounds of ammunition was found between the front passenger seat and the front centre console.