Two men were shot, one fatally, following another incident of violence in Spanish Town, St Catherine about 6:50 this morning.

Dead is 25-year-old Odane Stewart, otherwise called ‘Popeye’, of a St. John’s Road address in the old capital.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, CCU, said that Stewart and a group of men were sitting along the same avenue when a Probox motorcar drove up.

Armed men reportedly exited the vehicle and fired shots at the men before escaping.

Stewart and another man were taken to hospital where the former was pronounced dead.

The injured man was treated and released.

Several communities in Spanish Town have been experiencing a surge in violent activities in recent weeks.