A man from Curepe is the country’s latest murder victim.

He has been identified as Dave Phillip, of Ramgoolie Street.

According to a police report, at about 6:50 pm on Wednesday, Phillip was found lying dead on the roadway along Ramgoolie Street. Police said he had been shot multiple times to the head and body.

Crime scene personnel processed the scene and retrieved eight spent 9 mm shell casings, five projectiles and one cutlass.

Enquiries revealed that at about 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening, Phillip reportedly asked a neighbour to borrow her cell phone. 

Shortly afterwards, two men whom the woman knew are said to have approached Phillip and an argument ensued, during which one of the men reportedly shot Phillip multiple times.

The men then ran away from the scene. 

Investigations are continuing.