Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019.
Investigations are under way into the shooting death of 24-year-old Shaquille Toppin, of Danesbury, St Michael.
Police spokesman Station Sergeant Michael Blackman said lawmen responded to reports of a shooting at the aforementioned area, near Retreat Road, Black Rock around 9:55p.m on Tuesday, January 8. On arrival they were informed that Toppin had been shot and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private transportation. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Anyone with information that can assist police with their investigations is being asked to contact Police Emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 8477 or the nearest police station.