The murder toll has gone up further following a shooting incident in Arouca on Thursday evening, which led to the death of Akeem Mitchell, also known as “Monster”.

According to a police report, at about 7:25 pm, residents of Windy Hill, Arouca, heard several gunshots in the area.

Upon investigating, residents found Mitchell dead in a bushy area about ten meters off the western side of the roadway.

Police said he was shot multiple times about the torso.

The body was viewed by a district medical officer and ordered it to be removed to the Forensic Science Centre for an autopsy.

Police said Akeem Mitchell was well known to them for several firearm related and shooting offences. They also said he was the main suspect in a homicide case.