The St. James Police have identified five Persons of Interest, as investigations continue into the weekend shooting incident in the Dam Road community of Johns Hall in which seven persons were shot and have been admitted to hospital in serious but stable conditions.


The Police would like to speak with: Dermaine Wood o/c ‘Dum’ of May Pen Clarendon, Jermaine Drummond, Kenrick McIntosh, Tavoy Burnett otherwise called ‘Chu Chu’ all of Spring Mount, St. James and a man known only as ‘Bad Driver’ of Flanker also in St. James.


The men are being asked to turn themselves into the police by 5 p.m. today.


The men are wanted for questioning in connection with seven counts of shooting with intent, and two counts of malicious destruction of property committed on Sunday at Dam Road Square, Johns Hall.


The police report that 2: 40 p.m., four men, armed with rifles and hand guns and travelling in a Grey Toyota Axio motorcar exited the vehicle at Dam Road square in the vicinity of a car wash and opened fire hitting four persons. An off-duty police officer who was nearby responded and opened gunfire at the men who sped away towards Montego Bay.


However, in their haste they crashed into a grey Nissan Latio.


The men reportedly exited the Axio and opened fire at the occupants of the Nissan Latio injuring three persons before escaping on foot in the area.


Meanwhile, it has been surmised that the headless corps of a man whose head was discovered at the back of the John’s Hall Primary School on Monday, could be that of one of the men who was involved in Sunday’s shooting incident in the community.


The Spring Mount police reported that on Sunday at about 6: 45 p.m., residents of John’s Hall reported hearing explosions and summoned the police. A search of the area was conducted about 8 a.m. on Monday when residents stumbled upon the headless corps. The head was later discovered behind the John’s Hall Primary School.