Three murdered in St. James

The murder figure in the western parish of St James continues to rise with the murder of three persons late Thursday.

The police say shortly after 11:30, gunmen kicked open the door to a couple’s house on Hampton Road in Spring Mount in the parish and shot them several times.

Both were taken to hospital where the husband, who is identified as Desmond Samuels, succumbed to his injures. His wife was admitted in serious condition. 

Meanwhile, shortly after 5pm on Thursday residents in another section of  the parish known as Content, stumbled on the bodies of  two men. They are still unidentified 

The police say the upper sections of  the bodies were burnt.

 St James has reported the highest murder figure in the Area One police division since the start of  the year.

On Wednesday five persons were killed in separate incidents across the parish.

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