Three men were last night shot and killed by gunmen in the community of St. Simon in Hanover.

The men have been identified as 39 year old Nicholas Spence, 27 year old Nerrick Dias and 41 year old Dalton Haughton.

Nationwide News understands that the three men are cousins.

Reports are that they were standing at a shop in the community, when they were approached by three men armed with guns.

The men opened fire, hitting the three cousins.

Police sources say they recovered 40 spent shells from the crime scene.

The Police say the shots appear to have been fired from three different high powered rifles.