police lineThe 2016 murder toll totaled 258 up to last night with the recent killing of a 22 year old man who was shot dead on Wednesday evening.

According to police reports around 7:30 pm Dillon Douglas and a friend were standing at Balthazar Street, Tunapuna when they a vehicle slowed down in front of them.

The front passenger leaned out with a gun and opened fire at the two men hitting Douglas five times.

Douglas was struck five times and died on the spot.

His friend who was later identified at Sheldon Baboolal was shot as well but paramedics were able to rush him in time to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he remained in stable condition yesterday.

Douglas’s body was eventually removed to the Port of Spain Mortuary and a post-mortem done yesterday concluded that he died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers suspect Douglas’s killing was drug related.

Region 2 Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.