Two officers are at this time said to be in a stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery for gunshot wounds sustained last night.
Reports are that the two officers, male and female, were on patrol in an area known as Hell Yard, in Beetham around 7.20 pm, when an unknown assailant opened fire on the them, grazing the male officer to the left side of his head and right arm, and hitting the female officer on her left foot.
They were taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where emergency surgery was done.
The officers have been identified as PC Adrian Moreno of the Western Division CID and WPC Rachel George of the Western Division Task Force.
They were among a party of officers searching for suspects in connection with a recent break-in at American Stores in St James.
A total of $100,000 worth of goods had been stolen.
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