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A man was gunned down on Monday night along Broadway in Port-of-Spain when he stopped to purchase a meal.  He has been identified as Jamaican national Garth Perkins.

Perkins was well known in the events coordination sector and formerly worked at Hyatt.

Police said at about 7:30 pm, seconds after a police patrol drove past Perkins’ parked vehicle, a gunman ran up to him and shot him several times.

Perkins attempted to escape; however, he slumped to the ground next to his car, where he died.

Eyewitnesses told police that the gunman ran away into the nearby Sea Lots area.

A friend of Perkins, on hearing of his untimely death, posted on social media in his memory.

“Garth Perkins, can’t believe you’re not here anymore. Even though we haven’t spoken in a long while since I was no longer working at Hyatt, you always remained as one of the coolest and humble persons I knew there,” Perkins’ friend said.

He added: “Appreciated all your jokes and personality that always made a room of people smile no matter what. You were a good brother to be around, and I respected you. Really hurts to know this world took you away from us. Thanks for all the good memories… Rest easy my Jamaican brother!”