Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are being kept busy after at least five people were killed and nine others shot and injured in separate incidents across the island between yesterday and today.
The police were also involved in a fatal shooting which left two people dead.
At least two of the incidents happened in sections of the country that have special security measures in effect.
The police are also investigating a number of shooting incidents across the country.
William Mitchell has been tracking the incidents and files this report.
In the latest incident, the St. James Police are at this hour searching for a man who opened fire at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, injuring two people.
Two construction workers are being treated at the hospital for injuries sustained in a shooting on the premises of the hospital this morning.
Reports from the police are the men were working on the restoration of the facility when another construction worker left and returned with a gun.
He opened fire hitting the two men.
One is said to be in serious but stable condition.
Reports from the scene are the shooter was being taunted by one of the men he attacked. It is believed, this led to the shooting incident.
The Cornwall Regional Hospital is located close to Mount Salem in St James where there’s a Zone of Special Operations in effect, in addition to the State of Public Emergency which was declared in the parish last week.
The West Kingston Police are also searching for the killers of Rushawn Saunders, otherwise called ‘Poppy’. Two men were shot in that incident.
Meanwhile, the St. Andrew South police are searching for the killers of 15 year old Cleon Morgan.
The youngster was reportedly stabbed to death on his way home from school.
The police are also searching for the killers of Everol Kettle who was killed in McCook’s Pen and Dwayne Barrows who was killed on Elletson Road.
The Inspectorate of the Constabulary and the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, are also investigating the circumstances which led to the fatal shooting of two unidentified males in Duhaney Park.
Reports are the men were killed following a shoot out with the police.
A handgun was reportedly seized during the incident.