Police issue safety warnings following murders, shootings



The country’s latest murders over the weekend prompted officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to caution the general public to steer clear of conflicts and any situation that could escalate into something more serious.

The two recent murders under active investigation happened on Grand Bahama and in Fox Hill.

Police are also investigating an attempted armed robbery and stabbing incident that left a man with serious injuries on Friday.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00 p.m., the victim was at John Road, when he was approached by two males armed with knives who attempted to rob him. A struggle ensued, resulting in the victim being stabbed multiple times about the body, police said.

He was transported to hospital and is listed in serious condition, police said.

Law enforcement is also seeking the public’s assistance in solving two shooting incidents, which put three men in hospital.

In the first incident, police said shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, four men were driving in a car on Hay Street, when the occupants of a silver vehicle opened fire in their direction, injuring one of them.

The men, police said, were able to drive the victim to hospital, where he is now listed in stable condition. A man who was standing on the nearby park, received minor injuries, but declined medical attention, police said.

In a second incident, police said shortly before 1:00 a.m. Saturday, two men were driving on Alexandria Boulevard, Nassau Village, when occupants of a gold car opened fire in their direction, injuring both of them. The injured men drove to a nearby residence and were later taken to hospital, where police said, they are listed in serious but stable condition.

Investigations are said to be ongoing.