The deceased men have been identified as: 52-year-old Vincent Walsh of Crooked River in Annotto Bay, St Mary and 40-year-old Cleve Grant of Buff Bay, Portland. A third security guard was reportedly injured in the incident and remains hospitalised.
All three were employed to the Marksman security company.
According to reports, at about 12:30 am, the three security guards were on duty at the D&G drinks company on Fort George Road, when sometime later Grant could not be found. Walsh and the other security reportedly went of him, when they came under heavy gunfire.
The police were alerted and on their arrival on the scene, Walsh was found lying face down in a pool of blood at the rear of the compound. Grant’s body was discovered outside near the perimeter fencing on the compound with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. The other security guard was grazed by a gunshot wound to the left leg. He remains hospitalised.
Police have since theorized that robbery is a possible motive at this time.