A 35-year-old man was gunned down while in a car on Monday morning, in St Augustine.

The victim has been identified as Douglas Eley (also known as Jiggy) of Acono Road, Sambadora Hill in Maracas, St Joseph.

According to a police report, at about 6:40 am on October 19th, police received information about a man seen lying motionless in a vehicle at Biam Trace, off Gordon Street in St Augustine.

Upon arrival, they observed the victim (who was clad in a white jersey and a pair of blue pants) in the back seat of a pink-coloured Mazda BT 50.

The back doors of the vehicle were open and police report that half of the body was hanging outside the vehicle. There were multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

Further enquiries revealed that at about 4 am, several gunshots were heard in the area; however, no one contacted the police at that time.

The scene was processed and approximately 14 spent 9mm shells were recovered.

Investigations continue.