Antonio Martin
The scene of the shooting in Berkeley, Missouri.Twitter / ValerieHahn

UPDATE: A previous version of this article relayed comments made by an alleged friend to Antonio Martin to the Huffington Post, stating that he was with Martin at the time of the incident. Jesus Christo has since confirmed that his account of events was false and that the comments he gave to the Huffington Post were fabricated.

A black teenager has been shot dead by police in the town of Berkeley, Missouri, according to local reports.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Antonio Martin and the incident took place near the flashpoint town of Ferguson where teenager Michael Brown was killed by officer Darren Wilson earlier this year.

The teen was reportedly killed outside the Mobil gas station in the town and social media users posted photos and footage of Martin's mother at the scene.

Initial reports from witnesses suggest that Martin was unarmed while others claim that a gun was found at the scene. Whether Martin was armed or not at the time of the incident could be immediately verified.

Martin was a student at Jennings Senior High School in St. Louis, Missouri, and, according to social media users, he was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that approximately 100 people have gathered at the gas station following the incident.