The St. James Police are reporting that eight people were shot and injured in the parish last night.

Newly-appointed head of the division, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, says the incident occurred around 11:30.

8 People Shot and Injured By Gunmen In St. James, House Was Also Set On Fire

He says no motive has been established for the shooting.

And SSP Nesbeth says reports that two people were killed in the parish this morning are not true.

Reports reaching Nationwide News this morning were that the home of two people was set ablaze after being shot by gunmen.