Two people died at the hands of gunmen and another was injured in three separate shooting incidents in St Michael and St James on Tuesday night.
Lawmen have so far identified one of the two deceased as 28-year-old Jarad Trismal Jones-Cox of Kings Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael who died in a car outside his home.
Police said they received reports around 6:25 p.m. of gunshots being fired in the community.
When they arrived at the scene, the motionless body of Jones-Cox was found in the front passenger seat of a vehicle. He was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
Distraught family members were on the scene.
A person close to the family, who asked not to be identified, said Jones-Cox had only recently returned home from the hospital after surviving a shooting incident earlier this year that claimed the life of his twin brother.
He was shot 17 times in that previous incident.
The source said his death would be devastating for his mother who has now lost both of her sons to gun violence.
“He was a very cool fellow, didn’t used to get into nothing. Coming up he used to be at the Garrison riding horses. They [two brothers] were always good fellows. Their mother is a good woman, grandmother an excellent woman, so I don’t know what went wrong here but I know that they are good people and that they are good boys,” the source said.
Jones-Cox was the father of a baby girl.
The second fatal shooting occurred less than four hours later at Redmans Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael around 10:06 p.m.
Police confirmed a man’s body was at the scene, but at the time of publication the identity of the victim had not been disclosed.
Earlier, at Endeavour, near Orange Hill, St James, a 25-year-old man was shot while standing outside a residence around 6:30 p.m.
He was transported to a medical facility by private vehicle.
“He was reported to be in stable condition and was receiving surgery. Investigations are ongoing,” police said. (SD)