With less than two days to go in the year, the murder toll in St James continues to rise following a double murder in the heart of the city of Montego Bay on Saturday.
One of the deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Edward Lawrence, otherwise called Chow Young and an unidentified man; both believed to be from the Rose Heights section of St James.
Reports are that about 2:00am the two men were standing at an ATM machine in Sam Sharpe Square when they were pounced upon and shot by unknown assailants.
They were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The Freeport Police are investigating.
The killings come sharply on the heels of another double murder on Thursday when Kerry Fairclough and Aaron Taylor were shot and killed along the busy Howard Cooke Boulevard in a brazen daylight attack.