A Chinese national was shot by thieves after he reportedly refused to open the gate to his restaurant in Diego Martin on Thursday.

The Chinese proprietor, identified as Kenlang Feng, 47, of Lp 159 Evergreen Drive, Diego Martin, died hours after at hospital.

According to a police report, at about 8:55 pm three men, all dressed in hoodies, entered Yang Hua Chinese Restaurant at Evergreen Drive, Diego Martin, and said it was a hold up.

Poliuce said Feng refused to open the gate to allow entry and one of the suspects shot him in the right side of his upper back. The thieves then ran away.

Feng was subsequently taken to the St. James Medical Complex by a civilian where he was treated but succumbed at about 11:40 pm.

Officers of the West End CID led by PC Morris visited the scene.

Crime scene experts went to the and were up to laye yesterday continuing investigations.