Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left two females with non-life-threatening injuries.
Assistant Superintendent of Police and Public Affairs and Communication Officer (PACO) Terecita Pinder, provided information on the matter on Thursday (July 4) morning.
According to reports, on Thursday, July 4 shortly after 2:00 a.m., police were called to the East Sunrise Highway area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm shot two females.
They both sustained injuries to the leg and were transported to the trauma section of the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and ambulance.
Up to press time, both females were said to be in stable condition.
Police are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist them in this investigation, to give them a call at telephone numbers 350-3107 through 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.
Meanwhile, traffic police are investigating a traffic accident that has claimed the life of a Peruvian pedestrian, who is believed to be Marlon Antonio Lopez Delaguila.
Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Traffic Division for Grand Bahama, Superintendent Jeremy Henfield, in an interview with this daily on Wednesday (July 3), reported that on Sunday, June 30 sometime around 1:40 a.m., police were called to an accident in the East Sunrise Highway area, in the vicinity of Candies’ Cabana.
“This crash involved a black 2014 Honda Accord and a pedestrian,” he said.
Supt. Henfield added that further investigations revealed that the driver of the vehicle was travelling east on East Sunrise Highway and failed to stop. This resulted in the pedestrian being struck, suffering serious bodily injuries.
Emergency Services Personnel (EMS) was called to the scene.
The pedestrian was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital, where he was seen by doctors, who confirmed his injuries as serious. Police later located the black Honda Civic vehicle and the 26-year-old driver.
Henfield furthered that on Tuesday, July 2 shortly after 7:00 a.m., authorities received word that the 35-year-old male victim succumbed to his injuries.
As investigation into this matter continues, Supt. Henfield noted that the victim’s family is expected to travel to Grand Bahama to confirm his identity sometime this week.
Henfield then took the opportunity advised members of the public to be careful while traversing the streets, particularly at night.
He cautioned members of the motoring public to drive with caution, by paying attention and limiting their speed.
Supt. Henfield also had some advice for pedestrians, “Please cross the streets in well-lit areas.”
He also advised pedestrians to wear bright colored clothing to ensure that they are noticed.