‘Ghetto’ shooting claims life of young man

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that left one male dead and another in serious condition. Police Force (RBPF) Assistant Superintendent of Police and Public Affairs and Communication Officer (PACO) Terecita Pinder provided information on the matter on Tuesday, September 12.

According to police reports, on Monday, September 11 sometime after 12:00 a.m., police were called to the Garden Villas area, where there were reports of gunshots being fired.

When officers arrived in the area and following investigations, police discovered two males with gunshot wounds about body.

One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.

Unconfirmed reports reveal that the victim is Evan Thompson, who is known to the police.

According to this daily’s records, this marks the ninth homicide for the year on Grand Bahama.

Grand Bahama’s eighth murder victim for the year was Carrington Smith. The 24-year-old was shot outside his residence on Wednesday (August 23) evening.

He was discovered by Police slumped over the steering wheel of a dark car just outside of a Yorkshire, South Bahamia residence shortly before 10:00 p.m.

The seventh murder occurred after a young male resident was stabbed through Take Me Corner, in Eight Mile Rock on Sunday (May 29) he later succumbed to his injuries.

Anthony Dames,19, of Beaconsfield, Grand Bahama was arraigned before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude at the Eight Mile Rock Court on a murder charge in connection to that matter on Tuesday, June 6.

He was not required to enter a plea, and the matter was adjourned to September 7, 2017 for trial. Prosecution is expected to proceed by Voluntary Bill of Indictment. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) until trial.

The sixth murder occurred on Thursday, May 25 shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Kennedy Drive, when a man was gunned down inside of a vehicle. The victim was later identified as Johannes Duncombe also known as ‘Ace.’
Duncombe worked as a barber in Cutting Stylez barbershop.

The fifth murder occurred on Sunday, April 23 on Amberjack Street, when Khalid Fox Jr. was shot to death
The third happened on Tuesday, February 14 in Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock with the stabbing death of Margaret Smith. The fourth murder was the shooting death of Jessica Thompson-George on Saturday, April 1 on Oak Street.

Thirty-year-old Dwayne Belazaire was arraigned and charged in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate Court Monday, August 28 in connection with Smith’s death.

The first two occurred on Wednesday, February 1 in the Logwood Road area when Joseph Bain and Stephon LaFrance were fatally shot.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist the police in solving the matter to contact them at telephone numbers 350-3107 through 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

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