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Nassau Village Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

A community is on edge and a family is shattered with grief following a brazen daytime shooting that has left one man dead and another clinging to life in hospital last Friday.

This latest slaying happened in Nassau Village where The Bahama Journal covered an emotional scene on Alexandria Boulevard as the victim’s mother and family members watched in disbelief as their loved one was rolled away on a gurney to a nearby hearse.

Family members identified the victim who died as 28-year-old Dantione Burrows and police said that the other victim in hospital is 27.

At last report he was listed in critical condition.

According to Chief Superintendent of Police Paul Rolle, the victims were pursued by two gunmen.

“The information received was that two males were seen running and being pursued by two men, one armed with what appeared to be an assault weapon and the other a hand gun,” he said.

“The shots were discharged in the direction of both of these males where one of them attempted to run into a barber shop and he collapsed. EMS responded here and pronounced him lifeless. Shortly afterwards, officers were directed to a residence on Price Street where the second victim was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the back.”

A motive for the shooting is not known at this time but here is what police know so far.

“Our information is that the persons after this shooting left this area in a silver or grey small vehicle. We appeal to anyone with information on this to reach out to us to advance this investigation,” Chief Superintendent Rolle said.

The victim’s aunt, Dominque Glinton, said she had spoken to Dantione at around 8:30 a.m. She had planned to go away that day and had asked her nephew to watch her dog.

“I gave him the keys to my house. I said Dantione please take care my dog, he said ‘yes Aunty Dominique, don’t worry, the dog will be fine’ and that was it,” she said

“I’ve never felt this before especially at this level, murder. I don’t wish it on my enemy. It is a tremendous shock to us. It’s really sad he is expecting a baby in May, his first child.”

Sandra Goodman, the owner of the property where Dantione collapsed and died showed the Journal where a bullet had entered her window.

Ms. Goodman said she was lying down in front of that window only minutes before the shooting.

“The bullet went straight through the window where I was laying, I could have been killed and it’s affecting me because that’s where I have my grandchildren,” she said.

“I’ve been telling my husband let’s move from here. I’ve been telling him let’s move from this area for so long and he would not listen and that’s right where I was laying. I almost lost my life this morning.”

President of Families of All Murdered Victims (FOAM) Khandi Gibson renewed calls for the judicial system to send a strong message to criminals.

“So often we are hearing gun shots and people losing their lives in Nassau Village. Something has to be done,” she said.

“We can’t have persons thinking that it is ok for them to drive around and take the lives of other individuals whether they’re innocent or guilty, my God.”

Once again police are appealing to the public to come forward with any information that can assist with their investigations into this latest homicide that pushed the murder count to 25 for the year.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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