MONTEGO BAY, St. James, November 24, 2017 - As the bloodletting continues in the western parishes of Westmoreland and St. James, Four persons were shot dead by gunmen in Little London, Westmoreland, this afternoon while in St James another four were shor dead and another 9 are suffering from gunshot wounds inflicted between Thursday night and Friday morning.
Three men and a woman - were shot dead this evening in Little London, Westmoreland.
It’s reported that the attackers fired several shots into the house which the four persons were occupying at Broughton, Little London and then set it alight.
It is not yet clear what the motive for the attack was.
and over in St. James, gunshots rang out at Blood Lane about 6:40 Thursday evening leaving a 25 year old woman and a 11 month old baby with bullet wounds.
Seven persons, including a 10 year old child, were also shot in two incidents in Mud Valley.
In the first incident, police say about 8 o'clock Thursday night, persons were at a shop when men entered and opened fire.
Kemoy Malcolm, 30, was shot dead, while four others were wounded.
In the same area about 9:15, two females, including the 10 year old child were shot and injured.
In Bottom Pen, Melbourne in Salt Spring, a man was shot and injured about 7:30 Thursday evening.
The gunmen continued their rampage in Bottom Pen, Norwood, about 3:30 Friday morning.
Richard Ellis, 25, was shot and killed at his home after his door was kicked in.
meanwhile, in Blue Hole, Montpelier Friday morning, a common law couple was shot to death about 5:30 in their vehicle.
They have been identified as 34 year old Ella Daley and 52 year old Leroy Salmon.
St. James has now recorded more than 290 murders since the start of the year, making 2017 its bloodiest year.