THE body of a teenager was discovered on Friday night in Chaguanas shortly after he was shot.
Police reports indicated that Reon Roberts, 18, was at Gaston Street when he was shot around 8 p.m.
His body was found in a drain.
Roberts lived with relatives at Caroni Savannah Road.
His aunt Leslie-Ann Roberts said the last time she saw her nephew was on Wednesday before he went to the beach.
She said Roberts spent six months in prison for a robbery and was granted bail three weeks ago.
She said he began work as a labourer and on Thursday, his supervisor visited his home after he did not show up for work.
On Friday night, the family received a call that he was shot.
Roberts’ grandmother Shirley Roberts said: “He went astray because all children will need guidance and when they do not get guidance they tend to go astray and that happened to my grandson.”
However, Leslie-Ann Roberts said he was trying to make a change in his life and sold drinks on the streets for Carnival.