The police are investigating six murders: four in Bath, Westmoreland and a double murder Barrett Town St James late Saturday.
The four killed in Westmoreland are Timothy Bernard,23, otherwise called Tim, Demario McIntosh, 19, Glendon Nannan,68 and 54 Carl Banhan,54 otherwise Calla - all from Bath. The police report that shortly after 9pm on Saaaturday, the men were among a group of person at a bar and cook shop in the area when two men - with pillion riders, drove up on motorcycles.
The pillion riders came off the motorcycles and opened fire on the group. The four men sustained bullet wounds and were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Meanwhile the police in St James are investigating Saturday's double murder in Mount Zion, Barrett Town. The Corporate Communication Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force said the men were shot and killed by unknown assailants in the community. One of the men has been identified as Donovan Ricketts, 40, a shop keeper of the community. The other man has not been identified.
It's reported that around 9:45pm, residents heard explosion and summoned the police. On arrival, Ricketts and the unidentified man were seen with what appears to be multiple gunshot wounds.
They were pronounced dead at hospital.