Incident happens less than 24 hours after Potter’s Cay Dock double homicides
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a double murder recorded on Wednesday night, two more killings followed less than 24 hours later, claiming the life of two adult males in the Kemp Road area on Thursday morning.
The identities of the victims have not been officially released by police, but Eyewitness News Online understands that the men are Valentino Cox, also known as ‘Porky’ and Timothy Lewis, also known as ‘Amber’.
Their deaths marked the country’s 31stand 32ndmurder for 2019, according to Eyewitness News Online records.
According to police press liaison officer, Supt. Shanta Knowles, shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, police responded to a call in White’s Addition off Kemp Road, after receiving reports that persons were injured.
Police said upon arrival at the murder scene, two males were pronounced dead and one was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
According to Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson, investigations are still in its early stages but investigations will continue.
“The incident involved a single vehicle that drove through this location and occupants from that vehicle fired indiscriminately, fatally injuring two persons,” Ferguson said.
At the scene of the incident, loud screams of the victims’ loved ones could be heard as the bodies were carted away.
Meanwhile, residents in the area told Eyewitness News Online that they were not pleased with how the police handled the situation.
According to residents, there were reports of gunshots fired in the Kemp Road area on Wednesday night, adjacent to where yesterday’s shooting took place.
Residents surmised that had police responded and patrolled the area after gunshots were reportedly fired on Wednesday night, Thursday’s double murder may have been avoided.
“A lot of shots were fired and no police responded to pick up bullets or nothing,” said one irate resident.
Kelly Ferguson, a relative of one of the victims, claimed that officers treated her and her family poorly when they arrived at the scene to conduct their investigation.
“The deceased mother is here to see her child’s last remains and you’ll don’t want her to see her child,” Ferguson said. “I asked yall [the police officers] to go through and get my baby which is only 7 months and the police push up on me saying ‘mam this is a crime scene.’”
According to several residents, Timothy Lewis was a calm individual that helped the community in many ways.