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American Killed In Jamaica During A Shooting Between Police And Robbers

posted 3 Jun 2013, 16:47 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 3 Jun 2013, 16:48 ]

An American man was shot and killed in Jamaica, during a gun battle between police and robbers.

WESTMORELANDJAMAICA (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (JUNE 3, 2013) (REUTERS) -  A U.S. citizen and a Jamaican were shot and killed Saturday night (June 1) and a third person was wounded during a shooting between police and robbers in western Jamaica, police said.

It is unclear whether the U.S. national was shot by the police or the robbers during the crossfire.

Authorities did not release the American man's identity. They did confirm that one of the thieves was fatally shot and that an investigation is underway.