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The scene of the country's latest double murder, in Springvale, Claxton Bay

A double murder has been recorded in Claxton Bay, pushing the murder toll up to 50.

According to reports, at about one this morning, a man said to be in his teens and a 33-year old woman were shot dead in their home at Springvale, Claxton Bay.

Guardian Media understands that during the shooting incident, a young boy was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.

Reports indicate that neighbours heard the gun shots and upon investigating, they found the dead bodies.

The woman is said to be the mother of a 14-year-old child.

Investigations are ongoing.