Two murders in less than 12 hours

Two murders in less than 12 hours

Police have their hands full as they investigate the two latest murders in the capital.

Intelligence says police are currently at an active crime scene this morning (Tuesday) and can confirm that one man is dead as a result of a shooting.

According to reports, the incident occurred on Moore Avenue off Palm Beach Streeet North.

Just nine hours earlier another man was confirmed dead after succumbing to injuries he sustained after being shot Monday evening.

Police said they were alerted to the incident, which occurred on Homestead Street around 8:00 p.m. last night.

While the details are still limited, police said the man was taken to hospital with gunshot injuries but died a short time later.

Investigations are said to be ongoing.


50 Haitian migrants apprehended, deported over the weekend

Also in crime, Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) marines, in a joint effort with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) over the weekend, apprehended and repatriated some 50 Haitian migrants who were discovered on a 60-foot Haitian sloop in the southern Bahamas Friday.

The sloop, which was first spotted by a USCG aircraft, was intercepted by RBDF marines and a USCG cutter, some 60 miles west of Inagua.

The USCG vessel was able to retrieve 50 migrants before the sloop entered Cuban territorial waters, where it was intercepted by Cuban authorities.

Authorities said the apprehended migrants were repatriated to Haiti by that vessel.