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An Arima man, who was recently detained by police for questioning in connection with a murder, was gunned down on Sunday.

His body was found near an abandoned structure.

According to police, around 4:10 pm, Ian Jason Fuentes, 47, of La Retreat Road, was liming in the yard outside his house with two men when a white wagon pulled up and an armed occupant exited and opened fire.

The gunman then returned to the vehicle, which sped off.

Fuentes was later found dead a few metres away near an old abandoned structure.

A team of officers visited the scene, processed it and recovered five spent 9 mm shells.

Police believe the killing was gang-related.