A man has died after being shot in the ‘Backbush’ Tribe Road #5 area of Ord Road Paget tonight (Tuesday).

At around 10:15pm Police received calls about gunshots being heard in the area, with emergency services called to attend to an unidentified male in the street suffering from gunshot wounds, which TNN understands to have impacted the victim’s stomach and chest region.

The victim was subsequently transported to KEMH by ambulance, but was later said to have died, although it was not clear whether he’d died at the scene, en-route to the hospital or upon arrival.

“I can confirm that one male has been fatally shot this evening and we’re appealing to anybody who was in this area of Tribe Road #5 in Paget, to check your cameras, to check your CCTV footage there are many on the building here in this area we’re talking about from 10 o’clock towards midnight, for anybody out of the ordinary, as we need the public’s assistance in piecing together a clear picture of what happened this evening,” said Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford at the scene.

“Unfortunately I can’t give any details at this time of the persons involved before we contact the families concerned.

“We know these people have staged somewhere. They’ve come from somewhere. They’ve come here and committed a murder and they’ve left from here and we know that, when they do that they stay somewhere and return to there respected areas, and that’s what we need to find out while it’s still fresh.”

TNN understands this latest death would mark the ninth murder of the year.

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