Four men are dead and two other persons including a six year-old child are now battling for life following an attack by gunmen in sections of Whitfield Town, in St Andrew South West on Saturday.crime

Reports reaching Loop News are that at approximately 2:00am group of armed men invaded the community and started firing at persons.

“Reports we have so far is that a group of heavily armed men crept up in the community earlier today and went to several premises and started kicking in doors to houses in the area,” police source told Loop News.

“The men went to the premises and began searching for a number of individuals and during their checks they just started firing shots,” one person from the community said.

The men then escaped from the area.

Police were called and during a search of the area six persons were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were rushed to hospital where four were pronounced dead.

The other two, including a six-year-old child, have been admitted in hospital.

More details later as Loop continues to track the story.