Crime-scene-do-not-cross-bannerAccording to reports, at about 8.30 pm on Friday residents of St Francois Valley Road in Morvant heard gunshots.

The police were called and resident 26-year-old Akile Eugene was found lying on the road.

He had been shot once in the back.

Eugene was taken to the Port of- Spain General Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

At around 10.30 that same evening, a group of friends was playing cards at the side of the road at Maturita Extension in Arima, when they were approached by men dressed in dark clothing.

The men grabbed 24 year old Marvin Peters, and a fight ensued.

The men then shot Peters of Demerara Road, Wallerfield in the face and abdomen and ran off.

He was taken to the Arima Health Facility, then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope, where he was warded in serious condition.

The shooting is said to be gang related.