At least seven people, including a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier were killed in separate incidents across the island between last night (June 14) and this morning (June 15).
Three of the murders occurred in Westmoreland, two in St Andrew, one in Portland and one in St James.
The individuals have been identified as 35-year-old Bryan Tulloch of Bath, 22-year-old Emron Hanson of Savanna-la-mar, 31-year-old, Carlington Glaze, of West End Negril, all in Westmoreland, 47-year-old Manjula Stewarton, of Seaview Avenue, Greenwich Farm, in St Andrew, 37-year-old farmer Leighton Biggs otherwise called “Zeeks” of Lennox District in Portland and Major Bonnie-Paul Williams.
The identity of the seventh person has not yet been released.
Reports are that the JDF solider was shot dead in Millsborough, St Andrew, this morning when he attempted to stop a robbery.
Investigations are ongoing in all cases.