A teenager was gunned down by armed gunmen at Pinto Road, Arima, on Sunday night Dead is 15-year-old Jahdill Xavier. A motive for his murder remains unknown at this time.

Reports state that Xavier had been standing along the street in the company of two other young men, at around 7:30pm when two masked men approached. Xavier’s companions reportedly ran off and the victim also ran in the direction of a house. He was pursued and cornered in the bedroom of the wooden house, where he was shot several times.

He was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The country’s murder toll now stands at 205 for the year thus far.