A 23-year-old man from Cocorite was killed in a shooting incident in St James on Wednesday.

According to a police report, at about 5.45 pm, Jevaughn James of Ratchet Hill was walking along Ethel Street in St James, when he was shot several times by gunmen.

The men fled the scene.

Residents in the area heard the gunshots and called the police.

Police officers arrived within minutes and found Jevaughn James slumped on the ground, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the St James Infirmary where he later died.

Police currently are searching for the gunmen.