Bahamas – Murder total reaches 44 after three more killings
NASSAU –– Police are investigating three separate murders after a man was shot to death on Ida Street yesterday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after another man was found dead with gunshot wounds near the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
Police have also classified the death of a woman who was found dead inside her Nassau Village home last week as a homicide. These deaths brought the country’s murder count to 44 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
The latest incident happened around 4:30 p.m.
Police said the most recent murder victim was doing repair work on a car with another man on Ida Street. A lone gunman approached the pair and fired shots, according to Chief Superintendant Paul Rolle.
“One of the victims who was struck to the hand ran to the next corner to seek assistance,” Chief Superintendent Rolle said. “The second male was shot multiple times to the body. EMS responded to the scene, where they pronounced the male lifeless.”
The other victim was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital by ambulance.
Police are also investigating the death of a man whose body was found around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Police, acting on information, went to a service road near the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex where they discovered the body of a man lying on the ground.
He had multiple gun shot injuries to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Duval Watkins of Yellow Elder Gardens. Watkins was “well known to police”, The Tribune understands.