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Police have arrested three people following a murder in Belmont on Tuesday night in the Beecham Cocoa community.

According to a police report, at 8:50 pm, police officers were on patrol when they responded to a report of gunshots in the vicinity of B&B’s Parlour and found the body of a man.

Police said the victim, who was shot multiple times, was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Officers returned to the scene where they observed a blue Nissan Almera.

They attempted to stop the vehicle and a chase then ensued.The vehicle was subsequently intercepted at the St Ann’s roundabout and during a search they found one man in the car bleeding from a gunshot wound to the leg.

He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded under police guard.

Two others who were in the vehicle were taken to the Besson Street Police Station for further questioning.