Two persons were shot dead and another wounded in Central Village, St Catherine on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred in the Brown’s Lane section of the community.
Dead are 38-year-old Delroy Lewis, otherwise called ‘Carlos’, and 49-year-old David Parkes, also known as ‘Parker’, both residents of Brown’s Lane.
The police reported that about 10:00 pm, several men were sitting along the roadway, when explosions were heard.
The three men were later found suffering from gunshot wounds.
They were taken to hospital, where Lewis and Parkes died, while the other man was admitted in a critical condition.
To help cool tensions in the often volatile community, the police have been maintaining a strong presence there, including conducting a walk-through on Thursday morning.