Five students of a St James school are now badly shaken up after gunmen shot up a taxi in which they were travelling to school in on Friday morning in the parish.

The driver of the taxi was killed.

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Police report that the driver, whose name has not yet been released, picked up the five students in Salt Spring at about 7:30 AM.

Shortly after gunmen pounced and fired several shots in the vehicle. The driver got out of the taxi and ran into a nearby house but was chased and shot.

The traumatized students also fled the vehicle and were assisted by residents.