An unidentified man was shot dead at Pelican Extension, Morvant on Wednesday night.

According to a police report, at about 11 pm, residents heard several gunshots in the area and subsequently notified the police.

Responding officers found the man bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.

He died on the scene.

Police are asking members of the public to assist in identifying the body, which was taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

Police said the victim is believed to be in his 20s.

Officers from the Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region II are investigating.