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.

A woman in tears at the scene of yesterday’s fatal shooting of a man on Ida Street.
A woman in tears at the scene of yesterday’s fatal shooting of a man on Ida Street.

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.

Source: (Tribune 242)

5 Responses to Bahamas – Murder total reaches 44 after three more killings

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 22, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Why the West Indies getting involved in gun culture is beyond reason, It is not known as a war zone. This nonsense have to stop.

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  2. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean April 22, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Something is going on throughout the West Indies. Do the bigger heads need a magnifying glass to see it. All of a sudden plenty guns infiltrate. Why, How. And these fools killing each other for no reason. Cause who they killing in got anything more than they do.

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  3. Ouida Burnham
    Ouida Burnham April 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Amen

    Reply
  4. Ouida Burnham
    Ouida Burnham April 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Amen

    Reply

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