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Police are yet to determine a motive for the shooting.

A 36-year-old man from Morvant was shot and wounded by masked gunmen while in Laventille on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 9 pm, the victim was approached by the two gunmen while sitting on a culvert on the roadway, opposite a mini mart at Pashley Street, Laventille.

The victim attempted to run away but the men opened fire on him. The gunmen then escaped.

The victim was shot in the back. He was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.

Police are yet to determine a motive for the shooting.

Investigations are ongoing.

Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT