KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica say gunmen killed five people execution-style in a troubled area of the Caribbean island's northwest.
A police statement says the attack early Sunday in Salt Spring is believed to be gang-related. Three of the bodies were burned when gunmen set fire to the house where the men lived.
No one has been arrested.
Police say the five killings pushed Jamaica's total number of homicides so far this year past 500, putting it on par with the record 1,680 murders during 2009.
The majority of Jamaica's killings involve victims of drug and extortion gangs and occur far from the Caribbean island's trendy tourist spots.