The Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, says some of its members were shot at by gunmen Tuesday morning in Denham Town, West Kingston.

In a statement, the JDF says at approximately 12:50, the Denham Town Forward Operating Base, FOB, received a call that a mobile team came under attack at the Race Course and Blount Static Point in the community.

The JDF says during a search of the lane, a man was observed sitting on a bench and was ordered by the Force not to move.

The JDF statement says the man got up, pulled a pistol and engaged the team, who returned fire.

They say the unidentified man escaped, leaving behind a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol with one live round.

The JDF says soldiers who conducted searches in the area were met with resistance from a woman when they tried to search a premises.

The woman has since been arrested by the police.

The JDF is urging anyone with information relating to this or any other matter of a security nature to call the JDF Tip Line.