Mystery surrounds the death of a man found shot to death last night at Jezreel, St. Phillip, a sparsely populated area near the St. Phillip District Hospital located just off the Ruby and Work Hall areas.

While the police have not officially disclosed the name of the deceased, residents of the area identified him as a St. John resident with a long history of run-ins with the law.

Police public relations officer Station Sargeant Michael Blackman says investigations are still at an early stage.

Meantime, residents of the general area were concerned about the spate of gun violence in Barbados generally but especially about the several incidents in their home parish.