The man who was shot in the head while driving his car along El Socorro Main Road has been identified as Akeem Jones, 23, of Malick in Barataria.

According to a police report, Jones was driving his black Nissan Sylphy south along El Socorro Main Road, when a gunman opened fire on him near the Nur-E-Islam Mosque.

Jones crashed into a lamppost, got out of the car, where he ran a short distance and collapsed on the road near Geelal Wholesalers.

Police said the gunman walked up to Jones as he laid on the ground and shot him again in the head.

The gunman is said to have escaped in a waiting vehicle.

A full description of the gunman was given to police officers at the scene, who had responded to reports of the shooting.

Police are yet to establish a motive for Akeem Jones’ killing, which had brought the 2022 murder count to five.