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Eleven murders in twelve days in Bahamas
Published on September 9, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Mortuary services personnel and a police officer at a murder scene in The Bahamas on Wednesday, where a young male was found shot to death. Ahvia J. Campbell TNG 2013

By Travis Cartwright-Carroll
Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter

A man was shot and killed on Wednesday night, becoming the eleventh person murdered The Bahamas in twelve days.

Police said the man was shot shortly before 10 pm.

Police also reported that a teenager was shot and killed during a game of backgammon on Wednesday afternoon.

Police also confirmed that a man who was shot on Tuesday died in hospital early Wednesday morning. He was identified as Alexander Joseph, 20.

Regarding the murder on Wednesday afternoon, police said the victim was playing backgammon with a group of men shortly before 2 p.m. when he got into an altercation with one of the men.

The victim was shot several times in the chest, police said. He died at the scene.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson appealed for anyone with information regarding this murder to come forward.

“I wish to say at this moment that I would like for members of the public and those persons who were around and in the company of the deceased when this incident took place to provide us with information so we can bring closure to this particular matter,” he said at the scene.

These latest incidents pushed the murder count to 80 for the year.

Four people died between Friday and Monday after they were shot in separate incidents on New Providence, police reported previously.

Republished with permission of the Nassau Guardian
 
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