Deadly drive-by shooting in Arima

A man in his 20s in the country’s latest murder victim following a drive-by shooting in Arima on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon Atkins, from Printery Road.

According to a police report, at about 1:20 pm, Atkins was found at the side of the road. A white vehicle reportedly was seen fleeing the scene.

It is believed that Atkins was shot dead by the occupants of the vehicle. The vehicle is said to have driven past him, with the occupants reportedly opening fire and shooting him multiple times.

Brandon Atkins died on the scene.

Police said while they are yet to determine a motive for his murder, Atkins was “well-known” to them as he had had “several run-ins with the law.”

Investigations continue.