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Couple murdered in St James, house set ablaze with bodies inside

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A young couple was murdered in the Middle Road area of Glendevon, in St James, shortly after four this morning.

Armed thugs barged into their house and open fire on them, killing them on the spot. 

The house was then set on fire.

The deceased couple was identified by neighbours as ‘Shandel’ and ‘Bev’.

It is believed that their killing is related to a recent outbreak of violence in that part of the once volatile Glendevon community.               

According to reports, residents heard heavy gunfire shortly after four and soon after, the couple’s house was seen on fire.

The police and the St James fire brigade were alerted.

Upon their arrival at the scene, the bodies of the couple were seen inside the burnt out building.

Initial investigations revealed that the two suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

A large crowd is now at the scene, which is being processed by the police.