Five gunmen were shot dead by the Police during an early morning stand-off at Lilliendaal along the East Coast Demerara.
According to Crime Chief Paul Williams,the Guyana Police received an emergency call just around 3:30 this morning that there was a break in at a home in the Lilliendaal area.
He said Police responded immediately and when they arrived on the scene they found themselves in an armed confrontation with the five gunmen.
At the end of the gunfight, the five gunmen were found with multiple gunshot injuries. They were taken to the Georgetown Hospital where doctors pronounced them all dead.
The names of the five gunmen have not been confirmed, but there are reports that at least one of them is known to law enforcement after having several previous run-ins with the law.
This story is developing.