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Murder Victim Identified

Police have identified a man who died in hospital early Wednesday after being shot on Saturday.

The man is 29-year-old Delano Brice of Peter Street.

The shooting was one of five that occurred over the weekend.

According to reports Brice was walking along Quakoo Street when the occupants of a Toyota vehicle shot him in the neck.

It was also reported that Brice had just left his relative’s funeral when he was attacked.

“We wish to confirm that a 29-year-old man of Peter Street who was shot on Saturday past, succumbed to his injuries in hospital shortly before 8:00 a.m. and police are actively investigating this latest murder,” Superintendent Stephen Dean told reporters on Wednesday.

“We can tell you that based on what has been happening, we have mounted numerous operations throughout New Providence. Thus far we have pulled in at least 50 people for various serious offences. The police will continue to assure people that their safety is of paramount importance to us.”

A video of that shooting has been making the rounds on social media sites showing a man in a purple shirt lying in the road in a pool of blood.

This death brings the murder count to 83 for the year.

Police have not confirmed if this shooting was linked to any others over the weekend, but they did say that active investigations are ongoing.

GB Traffic Fatality Victim Identified

The 36-year old man who died following a traffic accident on East Atlantic Drive in Grand Bahama Tuesday has been identified by police.

He is Jason Simmons of Garden Villas, Grand Bahama.

According to police, on Monday shortly before 8:00 p.m., when the incident occurred involving a black Yamaha motorbike that was being driven south along East Atlantic Drive by Simmons and a 1991 black Lexus that was driven by a woman.

Simmons reportedly collided with the driver of the Lexus near the junction of Tamarind Street.

He received injuries about the body and was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via EMS personnel.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

On Tuesday, just after 10:00 a.m., Simmons died while in intensive care at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

Investigations are ongoing in this matter.

This latest fatality came just days after three traffic fatalities claimed the lives of four people in Abaco, Andros and Exuma in separate incidents over the weekend.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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