There was a murder-suicide in Downtown Kingston this morning.

Police say a security guard at the Tax Office at the Kingston Mall shot a female colleague dead, before turning the gun on himself.

It happened at about 9:15.

The woman, who was also a security guard at the Tax Office, was on the job when her colleague confronted her.

He pulled a firearm and shot her several times in the head.

The Tax Registration Number (TRN) Office is now closed.

Police personnel are on the scene carrying out investigations.