Latest homicide pushes murder count to 84

Latest homicide pushes murder count to 84

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance with any information that could assist in solving the country’s latest homicide, which occurred last night and pushed the murder count to 84.

According to police reports, shortly after 8:00 p.m., police responded to a report of gunshots being discharged in the area of Fort Fincastle.

Upon officers’ arrival at the scene, they discovered the lifeless body of a male lying in a yard with apparent gunshot injuries to the body.

Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the male dead.

Police are asking anyone with information that can assist with the 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.

This latest murder comes on the heels of two separate double murders that occurred last week.

The first double murder occurred last Monday on the property of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre.

Less than 48 hours later, a second double homicide was reported when the wounded bodies of two males were discovered in a vehicle in Jubilee Gardens.

Despite these latest homicides, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last week touted a decline in murders and also maintained that the fear of crime was down.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour also shared similar views on Tuesday, stating that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) was pleased with the lowered crime stats.

Murders are down 30 per cent this year compared to last year, and police claim armed robberies are also down 14 per cent.