Gloria Samaroo is calling for answers into the death of her son, Shawn Mohammed, who was gunned down in front of his Venezuelan girlfriend on Friday night.
Samaroo, 54, of St Julien Road, Princes Town, heard the gunshots which killed Mohammed as they rang off in quick succession around 7:45 pm.
Samaroo said she was at home when she heard the gunshots coming from Burial Ground Trace, a short distance away. When she raced to her son's home, she found him gasping for breath lying on a corridor on the ground.
He was bleeding from several gunshot wounds to the head and back. She called the police and PC's Smith and Deonarine responded and rushed him to the Princes Town Health Facility.
He died while undergoing emergency treatment.
Police said Mohammed's girlfriend Karel Ys Damasia Lopez Rodriguez, 26, told them that they were in a bedroom on the southern side of the premises when they heard Mohammed's dogs barking outside his home.
Mohammed went to check and that was when the gunshots rang off.
An intruder was seen fleeing from the scene.
Samaroo said she had no idea who wanted to kill her son.
"Shawn was a very loving and quiet boy. He was always talking and laughing. He worked at a grocery in Williamsville. He used to drive to work but he didn't have any enemies. Every day after work he used to pass by me. He was happy and was not in trouble with anyone," she added.
She said Rodriguez has been very withdrawn since the shooting.
"My son met her in a bar. He was in a relationship before but it didn't work out. He was in love with the Venezuelan girl. As a mother, I am feeling real grief. We were very close. That's my only son," she added.
Police said the bullets struck Mohammed on his right upper eyelid, right upper back and left lower back.
A post mortem is scheduled to be done on the body on Tuesday.
Three spent shells were recovered from the scene of the crime. Investigators said they are yet to ascertain a motive for the killing.