The TTPS reports that three people were shot in East Port-of – Spain this afternoon. The victims were taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where two men died and one woman remains warded. The shooting took place during the afternoon rush hour on Queen Street between Nelson and Duncan Streets.

Police reports state that rapid gunfire could  be heard as gunmen armed with automatic firearms, traveling in a white Nissan Tiida drove up Duncan Street then across Queen Street and finally down Nelson Street. They appeared to have gone in pursuit of the two men along Duncan Street.

The area has been cordoned off by investigators.

Following the incident, police, having received information on the vehicle the perpetrators had been traveling in, intercepted the car along the Eastern Main Road in the vicinity of Trinidad Citrus Growers where a shoot out ensued. The assailants however managed to evade the officers. A manhunt is said to be underway. There are also reports that three men from the John John Laventille area, have been detained.