There has been another deadly attack by gunmen in St. James.

Five persons were shot, two fatally, in Salt Spring about 3:30 Monday afternoon.

They were at a shop when gunmen opened fire at them.

They were taken to hospital where one man succumbed to his injuries. A second person succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning.

The identities of the deceased have not been released.

Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, said the police have begun their investigation into the incident and several operations were carried out in the community on Monday night into Tuesday morning to locate the suspects.

She said, so far, police leads indicate that the suspects are connected to a gang, the leader of which is in custody and was booked to appear in court on Tuesday morning.

The police are trying to determine if his court appearance is related to the shooting.

Superintendent Lindsay said those shot were not witnesses in the gang leader’s case.

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