Police Probing Couple Shot And Killed In St James

Police in St James are investigating the murder of a common law couple who were shot and killed shortly after they drove out from their home Friday morning.

The deceased have been identified as 52-year-old cookshop operator Leroy Salmon and his female companion, 34-year-old vendor, Ella Daley, both of a Montpelier address in St James.

According to reports shortly after 3:00 am, the couple left their home in a white Toyota Noah motor vehicle, driven by Salmon, when upon reaching a short distance from the house, they were pounced upon by armed men who shot up the vehicle.

The gunmen reportedly continued to shoot up the vehicle after the driver lost control and hit an embankment. The two received multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

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