A man was gunned down in Never Dirty, Morvant, on Sunday night.
Residents reported that gunshots were heard in the area at around 10.30pm.
But it was not until daybreak that the body of 34-year-old Keston Mayers was discovered.
Homicide officers responded and the body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
No one was arrested in connection with the killing.