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A 46-year-old man was shot dead in Gonzales yesterday.

Police have identified him as Sherwin Mervin Williams, also known as Sprang, of Vincent Brown Street, Gonzales.

According to a police report, at about 7.25 am Williams was sitting on a plastic container under a tent at Chocolate Alley, Gonzales, when a heavily tinted grey Toyota Altis stopped and two men, with guns, alighted and shot Williams.

The men got back into the vehicle which sped away.

Police said Williams was shot several times about the body.

Acting Cpl Pierre and PC St Louis, of the Inter Agency Task Force, who were on patrol responded and secured the scene.

Checks were made in the area for the vehicle and suspects but without success.

The body was viewed by District Medical Officer Dr Padmore and ordered removed to the Forensic Science Centre.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.