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One Killed, Three Injured in Weekend Shooting

A shooting incident has left one man dead and three other people detained in hospital.

According to reports, on Saturday around 10:00 p.m. three men and a female were sitting outside a local business establishment located at Grace Terrace off Bernard Road, when someone fired several shots.

One man was shot to the head another to the stomach and the third man was shot in the leg. The female was shot in the thigh.

The victims were taken to hospital where the man shot to the head was pronounced dead.

The other victims are listed in serious condition.

Investigations are ongoing into this incident.

This is just the latest slaying to occur in the Fox Hill community in recent weeks. Earlier this month, 21-year-old Dakheil Curry was gunned down on Johnson Road following an altercation.

The area was also the site of last December’s massacre which resulted in four people being killed and several others wounded after gunmen opened fire on a crowded park.

Yesterday Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell expressed his sadness over this latest incident which he called another tragedy for his constituency.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of another tragic shooting in my constituency. I express my condolences the family of the deceased and pray for the recovery of those who were injured. It is very sad. I pledge to continue to work to bring about peace in Fox Hill and all of our neighbourhoods,” Mr. Mitchell said in a brief statement.

The matter is now under investigation.

In other crime related news:

An altercation between two teenagers resulted in the stabbing of a 16-year-old male on the island of Grand Bahama.

According to police reports, on Friday shortly before 2:00 p.m. police received information that two males were involved in a fight while in the Bartlett Hill, Eight Mile Rock area.

The victim was stabbed to the abdomen and EMS personnel were called to the scene.

The condition of the victim is unknown.

Police officers took a 17-year-old male into custody in connection to that incident.

Meanwhile, five more people were arrested Saturday night as police Operation Crackdown continued.

Officers also seized a handgun along with several vehicles suspected to be stolen.

The operation targeted persons wanted for a number of serious crimes and persons involved in the sale of drugs and possession of firearms.

One of the suspects is being held for murder and the others for suspected stolen vehicles and drug possession.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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