A 24-year-old man was shot and wounded in Arima on Tuesday night.

According to a police report, at about 8 pm, the man was walking along Marie Street when a blue car drove past near him and stopped. Two occupants in the vehicle got out and shot at him.

The victim attempted to run an away but realised he was shot several times.

Residents helped the wounded man to the hospital where he was treated.

Police recovered seven spent shells on the scene.