Men this morning launched a gun attack and then set fire to a house in Horizon Park, Spanish Town, St Catherine, which resulted in the death of a man and a child.
The man’s girlfriend who was also inside the house escaped.
It is reported that around 4:30 this morning men armed with guns went to the house and opened fire.
It is further reported that the gunmen forced their way inside the house, shot the man, and then set it ablaze.
The female occupant managed to escape.
Residents reported hearing heavy gunfire. The attackers then fled. An alarm was raised and the police and firefighters responded.
The remains of the man and the two-year-old girl were found inside the house, which was destroyed by the fire.