Initial reports identified the victim only as "Jah", however officers confirmed to CNews that the deceased is 20-year-old Jewari Joseph.
At around 11 o'clock Saturday night Joseph of Oliver Street in Morvant was said to be walking along Mattapal street with a group of people when they were approached by a gunman, who fired shots in Joseph's direction.
The rest of the people escaped unharmed but Joseph was hit several times about the body. He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Homicide officers of Region 2 visited the scene of the crime and are said to be continuing the investigation.