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A police corporal is undergoing emergency surgery at the Falmouth Public General Hospital after he was shot and injured by gunmen inside a gated community in Trelawny on Monday afternoon.
Reports are that the lawman went to his house, where there is a construction project in progress, when he was attacked and shot.
It is theorised that, as he approached the house, gunmen who broke into the building ran out to the back of the premises and opened fire on the lawman who gave chase.
The corporal, who is attached to the Stewart Town Police Station in Trelawny, was shot in the leg and thigh and rushed to hospital.
His condition is not considered life threatening.
The Falmouth police are investigating.