A 27-year-old man from Morvant was killed near a restaurant in the area on Monday night.

Police said the shooting occurred along Cipriani Street, Morvant, at about 7.40 pm.

The victim was identified as Kareem Patrick.

Police said upon arrival at the location that night they met and interviewed a relative who reported that at about 7:30 pm she was at home when she heard several gunshots. She said she ran out of her home and west along Cipriani Street, Morvant where she saw Patrick lying on the stomach on the pavement in front of Hunt T’s food establishment. Police said he was shot several times about the body.

The District Medical Officer was contacted and visited the scene, viewed the body and ordered the removal of the body pending a post mortem examination at the Forensic Science Centre, Port-of-Spain.

Homicide CSI personnel processed the scene and recovered 19 spent shells.

A motive is yet to be established.