A La Romaine man, who was shot while visiting a friend earlier this month, has died.

Jamile Joseph, 30, of Temple Street, succumbed to his injuries on Monday around 5 am at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Police said around 12.45 pm on January 10, Joseph went to Pharoah Street, Ste Madeleine and was speaking to a woman in her yard when he was shot on his upper back near his left shoulder.

He fell on the stairs and was taken to the hospital. He could not give the police a description of who shot him.

A man, wearing a white jersey and short pants, was seen running from the scene.

An autopsy is expected to be done tomorrow at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, pending the results of a COVId-19 test.