Gunmen went on a rampage in Dover district near Kitson Town in St Catherine on Tuesday night, shooting eight persons, including four fatally, at two different locations in the community.
The identities of the deceased persons have not yet been released.
It is said that sometime after 9 pm, gunmen pounced upon patrons at a shop and opened fire, hitting them.
The gunmen then fired at residents who were at a nearby bar, before escaping from the community.
Eight persons were later found suffering from gunshot wounds and were assisted to the hospital, where four were pronounced dead.
The community is now on edge, with residents in fear of further gun attacks.
The police are at still conducting preliminary investigations.