Six people were reportedly killed by gunmen within a 24-hour period in Montego Bay.

The horrifying attacks took place between Thursday night and Friday night.

On Friday night, gunmen reportedly opened fire on a group at a shop in Paradise Acres. When the shooting subsided, the bullet-riddled bodies of 56-year-old Albert Ewan and 20-year-old Kenardo Woolery were found.

They were pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

And on Thursday night four persons were killed when gunmen opened fire on a group of persons watching television at an eatery.

Former national footballer Devon Dunkley was among those killed in that incident.

St James’ murder tally since January 1 now stands at 41.