Shooting incident in Abaco leaves male hospitalized

ABACO, BAHAMAS – Police on the island of Abaco are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Saturday, May 25, 2019, leaving a male hospitalized.

According to police reports, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, shortly before 9:00p.m., police on the island of Abaco were called to the Marsh Harbour Health Clinic, where a male presented himself with a gunshot wound to the face.

The male reported that while in Murphy Town sitting in his vehicle, he was approached by a male known to him, who pointed a firearm in his direction, opened fire, hitting him in the face and fled. He was rushed to the Marsh Harbour Health Clinic via private vehicle and was seen by a doctor who listed his injuries as serious, but stable.

He was later airlifted to New Providence to seek further medical attention.

Shortly after 12:00a.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019, police in Abaco arrested a 22-year-old resident of Murphy Town, Abaco, in connection with this matter.