Residents of St Barb’s in Laventille were awakened early on Monday morning by a series of gunshots, and soon discovered that a man was wounded and bleeding on the road. However, the man was later pronounced dead on arrival at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Pianki Greigg, of Upper St Francois Valley Road in Belmont.

Residents of Blundell Alley told police that at about 7 am, they heard the series of gunshots and when they came out, they found Griegg lying face down on the road.

Greigg was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are yet to determine a motive for the killing.

The murder count now stands at 71, compared to 34 for the same period last year.