The deceased has been identified as Joel Franco of Olton Trace, Arima.
According to police reports, at about 7.39pm he was standing along Church Street, at Samaroo Village Arima, when he was approached by a man. Residents of the area heard several explosions, following which a man with a firearm was seen fleeing the scene.
Franco was then found on the roadway bleeding from multiple injuries.
The police and paramedics were notified, and the injured man was rushed to the Arima District Health Facility.
However, he succumbed to his wounds shortly thereafter.
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