It has been reported that former Jamaica Labour Party councillor-candidate Warrenton Barham and a woman were shot dead in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth this afternoon.

The incident took place outside the Tabletop Restaurant in the heart of Santa Cruz, which Barham operated with his wife.

The woman has been identified as Latoya Williamson, who is said to be in her 20s.

Barham represented the JLP in the Siloah Division of North East St Elizabeth in the 2007 and 2012 local government elections and lost on both occasions to sitting Councillor Audie Myers.

Details surrounding the shooting are unclear at this time.

More information later.