Tension has filled the air in West Kingston after rival factions from Tivoli Gardens and Chestnut Lane in Denham Town engaged in a gunfight on Monday evening.

Police report that about 7:40 Pm a group of heavily-armed gangsters left Tivoli Gardens and entered Denham Town where they proceeded to Chestnut Lane and opened fire on residents there.

However the gunmen from Tivoli Gardens were challenged by men from Chestnut and a shootout continued for sometime forcing some cops who were on patrol in the area to take cover.

The police organized themselves and challenged the gunmen and the faction from Tivoli Gardens retreated after a fierce gunbattle.

Loop News understands that luckily no one was injured in the melee.