Two teenagers and a cop were shot and hospitalized following a police, gunmen clash in shoot-out on Highway 2000 in Jamaica.

There was a devastating shootout on the East-West leg of Highway 2000 in Jamaica on October 10, which left a police constable and two teenagers hospitalised.

Reports from the police are that about 1:00 pm, a police team was conducting vehicle checkpoint operations on the toll road when they signalled the driver of a Toyota Corolla motor car to stop.

The driver complied and the officers reportedly approached the motor car.

It is alleged that two men came out of the motor car and opened gunfire, which resulted in a shoot-out.  A policeman was shot in the leg.

The police say when the shooting subsided, it was discovered that one of the officers along with a 17-year-old female and a 14-year-old boy who were passengers in the vehicle sustained bullet wounds.

Their injuries are not life-threatening. All three are now being treated at hospital.

The two attacker escaped in a nearby community. However, the driver who fled the scene was later accosted and is now in police custody.

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