Shooting victim succumbs to injury almost a month later

A Grand Bahamian male, who was injured during a shooting incident last month, succumbed to injuries yesterday – Tuesday, August 6 – morning.

The victim, who police have yet to officially identify is believed to be Patrick ‘Pat’ Young.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Terecita Pinder, Public Affairs and Communication Officer (PACO) told media personnel that the man, shot on Sunday, July 7 died at the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) sometime around 9:25 a.m.

Meanwhile, the second victim from that shooting incident remains hospitalized.

The duo was reportedly at a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway Sunday, July 7, 2019 shortly before 4:00 a.m., when a lone gunman opened fire hitting the men.

Police officers were dispatched to the scene, where they found one of the males with injuries to the upper body and the other, to the lower body.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel were called to the scene, provided initial treatment to the victims before rushing them off to the trauma section at RMH.

The duo was listed in serious condition.

Investigations continue into this incident and police are appealing to the public for any information that they may have, to call them at the Central Detective Unit (CDU) at telephone numbers 350- 3107 through 12 or Police Emergency line at telephone #’s 911/919 or call their nearest police station.

This marks Grand Bahama’s seventh murder for the year.

The sixth murder was reported on July 17, when the body of 52-year-old Eudell Bevans was found in the trunk of a vehicle. Her son, Tineko Duncombe, 26, was arraigned in connection with the death on Monday, July 22.

He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) until his trial date on September 16, 2019

The fifth murder occurred just days before when 34-year-old resident David Albury was shot in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 14.

Sixteen-year-old Joshua Davis became Grand Bahama’s fourth murder victim, following a fatal stabbing incident that occurred early Monday, June 17, morning.

The third murder recorded for Grand Bahama occurred on May 22, when a male was left dead after a shooting on Murchison Drive. He was identified as Craig Burns, a.k.a ‘Disco Rat.’

Grand Bahama’s second murder occurred on March 16, when 32-year-old Charles Brian Rolle Jr. was beaten to death. Rolle, Jr. was found dead on Pioneer’s Way off Coral Road, reportedly with visible trauma and paint splattered over his body.

On March 26, Natoris Taylor, 23; Kivan Wilkinson, 20; Kyle Forbes, 20 and a 17-year-old juvenile, all of Pioneer’s Loop, were arraigned for Murder, while Taneille Whyms, 42, and Demiko Baillou, 36, also of Pioneer’s Loop, were arraigned on Abetment to Commit Murder in connection to Rolle’s death.

The island’s first murder of the year occurred on January 13, when local businessman and musician Lester Adderley Sr., 58, was fatally shot on East Atlantic Drive.

In national crime news, police in New Providence are investigating a homicide, which occurred on Tuesday, August 6.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00 a.m. the lifeless body of a male was discovered outside a building with apparent gunshot wounds on Bahama Avenue off Blue Hill Road.

Paramedics were called to the scene, attempted to revive the man; however, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with this investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station. Investigations are ongoing.

 Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, police officers responded to reports of gunshots on Grant Street, Fox Hill; where they encountered a male acting in a suspicious manner.

As officers approached the suspect, he produced a firearm, pointed it in the direction of the officers, which resulted in a struggle between the suspect and officers.

Officers being in fear for their life; fired their service weapon at the suspect, injuring him. Paramedics were called to the scene, attempted to revive the suspect; however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police, reportedly, recovered a black handgun at the scene. Her Majesty’s Coroner visited this scene and will continue investigations into this matter

Police acting on intelligence have recovered two illegal firearms in separate incidents from the streets of New Providence. In the first incident, on Monday, August 5 shortly after 10:00 a.m. South Central Division officers acting on intelligence searched a building on Charleston Street, Ridgeland Park and discovered a black .380 pistol along with six rounds of ammunition.

No arrest was made in this incident.

Investigations are ongoing. In the second incident, on Tuesday (August 6) shortly before 5:00 a.m., police received reports of gunshots in the Rockcrusher area. South Western Division officers proceeded to the area, where they observed a male on Maxwell Lane, in the area of a church, acting in a suspicious manner.

The officers conducted a search of the male and recovered a .9mm pistol with one round of ammunition. The suspect was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged before the magistrate court. Investigations are ongoing.

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