A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force who was shot and wounded at Upper Seventh Avenue, Malick, Barataria, on Saturday night, has died of his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Neil Thomas.

According to a police report, at about 7 pm, several gunshots were heard by the victim’s relative outside his home.  Upon investigating the relative found 52-year-old Thomas lying on the road.  His face reportedly was covered with blood.

The relative took him to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex for medical treatment and Thomas was later warded in a critical condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries at 10:20 pm on Tuesday.

Police report retrieving several rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 9 mm ammunition from the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.