A 26-year-old man was shot dead at Cocoyea Village, San Fernando, last night. He has been identified as Paul Eccles, of Simpson Brown Terrace, Cocoyea Village.

Police said around 9:50 pm, residents heard loud explosions and on checking, they saw a bare-backed Eccles lying in the yard of the compound where he had an apartment, at Dal Keith Road. He was dead at the scene.

Police recovered several live rounds and spent casings of 9mm ammunition.

Investigations are continuing.