Racers Track Club sprinter Zharnel Hughes was the victim of attempted armed robbery on Tuesday evening.

The incident reportedly took place as Hughes prepared for a practice session.

The 22-year-old track star who competes  internationally for Great Britain told the Jamaica Gleaner: “I was putting on my sneakers at my trunk and this guy just came up pointing a gun in my face.

“He asked me for my phone and I ran off and the guy opened fire.”

According to reports, a a licensed firearm witnessed what was taking place and proceeded to return fire.

There have been no reports of physical injuries.

Hughes posted this tweet following the incident:

Zharnel Hughes via Youtube

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Racers Track Club sprinter Zharnel Hughes was the victim of attempted armed robbery on Tuesday evening. The incident reportedly took place as Hughes prepared for a practice session. The 22-year-old track star who competes  internationally for Great Britain told the Jamaica Gleaner: 'I was putting on my sneakers at my trunk and...

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