Nationwide News understands that police and armed gangsters traded bullets a short while ago in the Central Village area of Spanish Town in St. Catherine.

Reports coming into our news centre indicate there was sustained and heavy gunfire reportedly for several minutes, forcing motorists and pedestrians to take cover.

Head of the Area Five Police, Assistant Commissioner, Gary Griffiths, confirmed with our news centre a short while ago that one man was killed in the shoot-out.

ACP Gary Griffiths.

Persons are being advised to avoid the area as the police are currently processing an active crime scene.

We’ll have more in subsequent newscasts.