Two of the men identified as persons of interest in the recent spate of killings in Effortville, Clarendon are now in police custody.

This following 48-hours of mayhem in the rural community.

Five people were killed and a further two people were injured following gun attacks on Thursday and Friday.

Officials believe the bloodletting was sparked by a dispute over a motorcycle. The police say hat began as a prank quickly escalated into a feud between two gangs.

In a statement from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF’s, Corporate Communication’s Unit, a short while ago, the police say following a series of targeted operations in the community in the hours after the killings, one of the men in question turned himself in to the police, yesterday.

The police say another person of interest was taken into custody today.

Earlier this week, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson ordered increased support to the Clarendon Policing Division in order to quell the flare-up of violence in the community.

The police have identified the following men as Persons of Interest in the matter:

Jay Wisdom o/c ‘King Solomon’
Christopher Douglas o/c ‘Chicken Back’
Chevon Gidarsingh o/c ‘Mouta’
Javier Collins o/c ‘Jay’
Devon Blair o/c ‘Avatar’
Colin Haughton o/c ‘Lava’

The Police believe these men can assist their investigations.

They’re being requested to report to the nearest police station by noon on Monday as investigations into the killings continue.

Meanwhile Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, toured sections of the Clarendon Police Division along with National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang today.

This as the Police continue its islandwide ‘surge’ of activities during the festive period.