The St James police are probing the murder of a 19-year-old woman who was shot and killed shortly after returning from work Thursday night.

She has been identified as Trudy-Ann Lennon of Mount Carey, St James.

Reports are that about 9:00pm Lennon alighted from a taxi in Mount Carey when she was pounced upon by a gunman who opened fire hitting her.

She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The shooter reportedly fled the scene in a waiting motorcar.

No motive has been established for the attack.