Police on New Providence are actively investigating five shootings which occurred between 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 1 and 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
According to police three of the shooting victims have succumbed to their injuries.
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 11:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019 a man was standing on the outside of a bar on Miami Street, off Cordeaux Avenue, when he was approached by a group of men, one armed with a firearm, who shot him, before running away.
Emergency Medical Services Personal were called; however, the male was pronounced dead on scene. In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 3:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, Police responded to Rosedale and Mackey Streets, after receiving reports of a male being shot.
Officers discovered the man with injuries to his body.
Paramedics were called to the scene, attempted to revive the victim, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Further reports are that the deceased got into an altercation with two men, when one of the men produced a firearm and shot him before both men ran away.
In the latest incident, according to reports, shortly before 7:00 a.m., a man was walking on Fritz Lane off East Street, when he was approached by occupants of a gray vehicle, who opened fire on him, hitting him about the body before speeding away.
Paramedics were called to the scene, attempted to revive the injured man; however, he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Other Shooting Incidents
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00 pm, Friday, a man was at New Hope Drive, Joan’s Heights, when he was approached by a male on a bicycle, who produced a firearm and shot him, before speeding away.
The victim was transported to hospital where he is listed in serious condition. In the second incident, shortly after 2:00 a.m. Saturday, police responded to Patton Street and Rupert Dean Lane, Bain Town, after receiving reports that a male had been shot and was transported to hospital.
Reports are that the victim was sitting in his vehicle in front of his home, when occupants of a blue Honda vehicle opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding away. The victim is listed in serious condition.
Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with this investigations, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station.
Investigations are ongoing.