Body of man found with gunshot wounds in St Mary

ST MARY, Jamaica - Police detectives have launched a probe into the murder of a 22-year-old man whose body was found with gunshot wounds in Comma district in St Mary on Saturday.

Dead is Alex Martin of Rio Nuevo in the parish.

The killing was confirmed by the police's information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU).

According to reports, residents of the rural community located near Hamilton Mountain heard loud explosions about 12:34 pm.

The police were summoned and, on their arrival, Martin was seen lying at a section of the roadway with gunshot wounds to his head.

He was later pronounced dead.

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