Homelessness has long been a big problem in Jamaica but last night the most barbaric method of combating the problem was used when sic homeless men were chopped to death in Kingston.
It seems like all sic men were attached with machetes as they slept, according to the police Corporate Communication Unit (CCU).
The police confirmed that three of the victims were found chopped to death in downtown Kingston early this morning.
It is reported that the bodies of two homeless men were found on Hanover Street while a third was found on the steps of the St Andrew Parish Court (Civil Division) on Sutton Street.
Two more were killed in west Kingston, while the body of the other homeless person was found in Tropical Plaza in Half Way Tree, St Andrew.
When the news of the first three deaths were reported there were speculations that maybe it was homeless men in disputes with other homeless men that led to the bloodshed. However, as news spread of the other deaths man other theories arise about what could have happened.
CCU said it has not yet ascertained what is behind the killing but major investigations have started.