A woman was shot and killed, while her five months old baby was shot and injured today in St. James after a gunmen approached them and opened fire.

Reports are that at approximately 8:30 am this morning, the deceased was in her community when a car drove up and an unknown assailant alighted from the vehicle, firing several shots – hitting both mother and child.

Both victims where taken to hospital where the mother succumbed to her injuries while the baby was admitted under serious condition.

The deceased as since been identified to be 30 year old Alexia Brown of Farm heights in the parish of St. James.

The police are currently investigating to determine the motive behind the shooting.