The body of a 28-year-old man has been discovered in Tunapuna.

According to reports, shortly after 6 this morning, a passer-by stumbled across the lifeless body of Vaughndell Joseph inside a drain along St Vincent Street. The body bore several bullet wounds.

Residents said they heard several loud explosions shortly after midnight and told police they believe Joseph may have been killed around that time.

Investigations are ongoing.