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A 23-year-old man from Cocorite was shot dead 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, St James when he was shot several times by gunmen who ran away.

The residents heard the gunshots and called the police.

Police officers arrived within minutes and found James slumped on the ground bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the St James Infirmary where he later died.

Police are currently searching for the gunmen.