Man murdered on Mackey Street while buying a drink

Incident pushes count to 18

 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Another brazen daylight shooting on Tuesday marked the country’s 18th murder for the year, according to Eyewitness News Online records.

According to police, this latest shooting took place shortly after 11:00 a.m. yesterday while the victim was buying a drink from a business on Mackey Street.

Officer in charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), Chief Supt. Solomon Cash said the victim attempted to run but collapsed in front of Centerville Pharmacy and died on the scene.

The motive for this homicide is unknown and no arrests were made.

Eyewitness News Online spoke with a resident in the area who said the suspect allegedly ran from through Milton Street and also called the victim’s name before shooting him and fleeing on foot.

Tuesday’s murder comes one day after a Chinese national was shot and killed in a liquor store in Nassau Village on Sunday. In this incident, police say they suspect armed robbery was the motive.

Also, early Sunday morning, two men were shot while on the Fox Hill Park. One died on the scene and the other was taken to hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.

Despite these incidents, Supt. Cash said police have crime under control.

“While there may have been several murders lately, police are making headway and we are arresting persons,” he said.

“We are also still appealing to members of the public to assist us in these investigations and in getting these criminals off the street.”