A student of the Ocho Rios High School in St Ann was shot dead Wednesday during an attack on a security guard by a group of men.

The name of the student has not been released, but he’s said to be 17 years old.

The incident occurred about 7:30 pm on the Parry Town main road, in Ocho Rios.

The security guard was walking to work when he was reportedly pounced upon by three men with guns.

They opened fire in the direction of the guard, who returned fire.

The student, who happened to be in the vicinity, was shot in the chest and groin, while a man was injured during the exchange.

The boy was pronounced dead at hospital.

More information later.