The murder toll increased to 18 this evening after two people were shot at Rices, St Philip.
According to Acting Police Inspector Rodney Inniss, 52-year-old Betty Mayers and her son, 32-year-old Jamal Mayers were found lifeless at their residence.
Inniss said that around 8 p.m. they received a call that two masked men were seen at a house in the community.
On arrival at the house, lawmen discovered the motionless body of a female at the front door and upon further investigations they found the body of a male on the outside.
“ When the ambulance arrived, the EMTs [Emergency Medical Technicians] and the paramedics confirmed there were no signs of life, ” he said.
Inniss appealed to residents or anyone with information about the incident to contact Police Emergency at 211, or any police station and Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.
“Anything that you have heard, anything that you know, however small we are appealing to people to let us know what is going on,” he urged.