A 19-year-old man from Tunapuna was gunned down during the blackout on Wednesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Antonio Badenoch.

Police said they were told that Badenoch was standing along a track near his home on St Vincent Street, Tunapuna, when a white car drove alongside him and an occupant of the vehicle shot him.

Relatives heard the gunshots and on checking saw Badenoch on the ground. He had been shot several times about the body and died on the scene.

Investigating officers recovered and seized 23 spent shells on the scene.