A two year old girl and her mother were shot dead in St. James last night.

Dead are 37 year old Nicole Luton otherwise called Stephanie and her daughter Saskia Mullings of Arcadia Bottom, Spring Mount.

Reports are that around 11:35 last night, Luton, her common-law husband and Saskia, were at home when men armed with guns, kicked open the door and opened fire hitting them several times.

The Police were summoned and the three were taken to hospital where Luton and Saskia died.

Her common law husband has been admitted in serious but stable condition.

The Police say no motive has been established for the killing.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, says the murders have shocked the usually quiet rural community of Arcadia Bottom.

Glendon Harris, Mayor of Montego Bay, speaking with Nationwide News.