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Another Murder Recorded –GB Man Gunned Down

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that left a man dead late Sunday marking that island’s eighth murder for the year.

Reports are that shortly before midnight, police received information that a male was shot multiple times about the body while at a sports bar located on East Atlantic Drive.

Officers responded to the scene and the victim was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he eventually died.
The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Charles Miller of Epsom Road, Freeport.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 911 919 or the nearest police station.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate the murder of activist and businessman Cedric Hephburn.

Hephburn, 47, was gunned down while walking along the beach on Fortune Bay Drive back on May 14.

According to reports, the Smith’s Bay resident was shot multiple times during a routine exercise workout while in the company of a female friend.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.

Hephburn, who operated a heavy duty trucking company, had been embroiled in dispute with the Grand Bahama Port Authority over 200 acres of land in an area in Williams Town.

Active investigations continue into both matters and anyone with any information that can assist police with their investigation is asked to call 911, 919 or the nearest police station.

In other crime news:

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident that has left a woman hospitalised.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00 a.m. Sunday, police received a report that a woman was shot at Red Sea Road off Soldier Road.

Police arrived at the scene and met a woman with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The woman was taken to hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

Police are also seeking the public’s help in solving two armed robberies.

Shortly before 5:00 a.m. yesterday, a man was sitting in his white Chevy Van Taxi license number 879, when two men armed with a handgun robbed him of his vehicle and sped off.

In an earlier incident which occurred just before 11:00 a.m., Sunday, a woman was in front of her home at Inagua Way off Carmichael Road, when a man armed with a handgun robbed her of a bunch of keys before fleeing on foot.

Investigations are into both incidents are ongoing.

Teen Traffic Fatality Victim Identified

Police on Monday also identified the 16-year-old boy who was killed in a traffic accident in Abaco on Saturday as Giovanni Knowles of Government Subdivision, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00 p.m. the Knowles was travelling west by himself on Shell Road in Murphy Town when he apparently lost control of the blue 2006 Hyundai Sonata he was driving and crashed into the large boulder.

The teen was pronounced dead on the scene.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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