A 46-year-old man was shot dead in Gonzales on Thursday morning.

The victim has been identified as Sherwin Mervin Williams, also known as Sprang, of Vincent Brown Street, Gonzales.

According to a police report, at about 7:25 am, Williams was sitting on a plastic container under a tent at Chocolate Alley, Gonzales, in the vicinity of Divalicious Mini Mart, when a heavily tinted grey Toyota Altis stopped alongside the tent.  Two men armed with firearms exited the vehicle and shot at Williams.

The gunmen got back into the vehicle which left the scene.

Police said Williams was shot multiple times about the body.

A/Cpl Pierre and PC St Louis of the Inter Agency Task Force who were on patrol nearby responded to the incident and secured the scene.

Attempts to locate the vehicle and the suspects were unsuccessful.

The body was viewed by District Medical Officer Dr. Padmore, who ordered its removal to the Forensic Science Centre.

The scene was processed by CSI’s WPC Aleong and PC Ali.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.