Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019.
Investigations are underway 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 9:55 p.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.