Mombasa, KENYA: The finger prints of the three gunmen gunned down Tuesday night in Barsheba, Kisauni have been forwarded to Nairobi for further analysis,police have said.
The trio were killed in a shoot out with the police at a petrol station in the area.
There were reports that the gunmen were suspected to be of Somali origin.
Kisauni police boss Richard Ngatia on Thursday confirmed that the fingerprints have been forwarded to Nairobi to establish if the three were Somali.
“We have already taken their finger prints to, the registrar of persons which will help us in investigating whether they are Kenyans or Somali nationals as we suspect,” Said Ngatia.
Earlier on Tuesday police circulated the registration number of a vehicle the three were travelling KBN 349G but the suspects changed the car after realizing they were being trailed.
Police said the suspects later changed the vehicle and use the one with registration KBV 590G, Toyota Corolla white in colour.
Upon interrogation the suspects locked themselves inside the car only to emerge and open fire fire at the officers prompting the police to fire at them killing three instantly.
One of the suspects escaped with bullet wounds,police said.
During the shootout one police ConstableGeorge Mwiga was shot in the pelvis but later taken to Jocham hospital for treatment.
Coast region police commander Francis wanjohi told Baraka FM a Glock pistol was recovered from the suspects.
He said a glock pistol is an American made pistol and there are only two types Glock pistol 17 and glock pistol 19.
The difference is that Glock pistol 17 is bigger.