Two men were shot earlier this afternoon in what police are saying is a confrontation with the security forces, in the Greenpond area of St James.,.
A strong contingent of police and soldiers rushed to the scene.
INDECOM officers were also on the scene when McKoy’s News visited the area.
Reports are the shooting occurred about 1 pm but details were still sketchy up to late afternoon.
A man who said he witnessed what happened said that one of the men killed surrendered to a soldier and was still shot.
In recent times killing and robberies have taken place in the area. A few weeks ago a gas delivery man, 21-year-old Neville Gooden was shot and killed in the Birch Hill area after he was called to do a gas delivery. No one was arrested in that incident.