Two gunmen have been shot and injured in a shootout with officers from the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) while other gunmen remain in a standoff with police officers in the La Canoa Road area in Santa Cruz this afternoon.

Investigators told Guardian Media that officers from SORT were on patrol in the area when two men acting suspiciously allegedly fired upon the officers who shot back inuring the two men in the vicinity of Vickey Trace in La Canoa Road.

Police say since them other gunmen from the area have been involved in a standoff with police officers.