The quiet community of Cave Valley in St Ann was plunged into grief and shock following the killing of an elderly farmer on Thursday morning, October 20.

The man has been identified as 76-year-old Herbert Johnson.

Reports are that about 6 am, gunmen entered Johnson’s house and shot him several times.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The police have not yet identified a motive for the killing.

In the meantime, the murder rate in St Ann continues its upward trend with Johnson’s murder bringing the figure to 39 since the start of the year.

The garden parish saw 41 murders being committed last year.