The Police are at this hour searching for gunmen who murdered four senior citizens last night in the tranquil rural district of Claremont in North West Elizabeth .

The dead men were reportedly farmers.

They were shot dead while playing dominoes at a shop.

Abka Fitz-Henley has more in this report.

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Dead is 60-year-old Archibald Brown, 73 year-old Ezra Wright and 50-year old Maurice Sanderson.

A man, who has not yet been identified but who’s believed to be over 60, was also among those cut down by the gunmen.

The shop where the men were murdered was operated by Ezra Wright .

The MP for the constituency, JC Hutchinson says at least two of those murdered may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Mr. Hutchinson says the Claremont community is still in shock.

He says there’s speculation concerning what may have prompted the quadruple killing.

Police sources say members of the feared Stone Crusher gang from the neighboring parish of St James are believed to be behind the killing of the four men.

Mr. Hutchinson says Claremont is unaccustomed to such deadly violence.