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First Murder Of 2019

The first day of the year 2019 also recorded the country’s first homicide after a young man was gunned down on Market Street and later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. 

Chief Superintendent of Police Solomon Cash said the police are actively investigating the incident and questioning two persons of interest. 

Although the victim was known to police, no official identity was released. 

“Yes, he is known to us. In addition to that, we are speaking to two persons of interest who are in custody. 

“So, hopefully the end of the day we’ll be able to be more definitive as to whether they will become suspects in the matter,” Mr. Cash said. 

According to police reports, shortly after 11:00am, Tuesday a man was walking with other persons, on Market Street in the vicinity of C.R. Walker Senior School, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot him before running away. 

Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the injured man to hospital, where he later died. 

As for the identity of the victim, Chief  Superintendent  Cash said that information will be revealed following notification of next of kin. 

This latest homicide began the count for the new year. At the end of 2018 there were 90 homicides, the lowest number since 2009 which recorded 85 homicides at year’s end.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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