Sat | Sep 23, 2017

Double murder in upper St Andrew

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 9:00 AM
Police at the crime scene where two persons were found dead on Tavistock Terrace in upper St Andrew yesterday.

Two men were shot and killed by unknown assailants and their bodies dumped in bushes along Tavistock Terrace in upper St Andrew yesterday.

Police on the scene said they received calls from citizens, complaining of gunshots heard in their community.

After police responded approximately 4:15 p.m., the bodies were discovered with multiple gunshot wounds.

One resident told The Gleaner that he heard "several blasts from guns" but saw nothing, only to be told by neighbours that gunmen had shot two men.

"It would appear they were taken here and killed. This crime thing is out of hand. I'm not sure even if they have zone of special operations in every community, if that will help. God help us," said the man.

Investigations into the murder are ongoing.