There is increased police presence in sections of East Kingston following Thursday morning's killing of political activist Devon Murray, otherwise called "Pepsi".
Mr. Murray was shot while sitting in his vehicle on Homestead Road, shortly after 8 o'clock.
A woman was also injured in the attack.
Senior Superintendent Victor Hamilton, head of the Kingston East Police, told Radio Jamaica News that the area is tense and police as well as soldiers have been deployed to the area.
According to SSP Hamilton, investigators are probing reports that the killing stemmed from the beating of woman on Wednesday by men associated with Mr. Murray.
He said the police are searching for suspects in connection with Mr. Murray's murder.