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A 35-year-old man was gunned down while in a vehicle yesterday in St Augustine.

The victim has been identified as Douglas Eley, aka Jiggy, of Acono Road, Sambadora Hill, Maracas St Joseph.

At about 6.40 am police received information about a man seen lying motionless in a vehicle at Biam Trace, off Gordon Street.

On arrival, they saw the victim in the back seat of a pink coloured Mazda BT 50 pick up.

There were multiple gunshot wounds about the body. Enquiries revealed that at about 4 am, gunshots were heard in the area, but no one contacted the police.

Approximately 14 spent 9 mm shells were recovered at the scene.

Investigatons are continuing.