The usually quiet community of Salt Spring in St James, erupted into grief and chaos as three men were shot and killed late Tuesday evening.

According to initial reports from the St James Police, a group of four men were attacked by gunmen around 11:30pm in an area of the community called Meggie Top.

The lone survivor of the brutal gun attack, has been rushed to hospital. Loop News understands that the man in reportedly in serious condition.

A strong police presence is now in the area as investigators comb the scene.