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Another Bloody Weekend–Two killed and two others injured

Homicide detectives were busy over the weekend after two fatal shootings occurred just hours apart.

In the most recent incident, police said it was just after 1:30 a.m. yesterday when a man was sitting in his Nissan Sunny in front of a residence located at East Storr Court in Yellow Elder Gardens, when a man armed with a shotgun shot him to the face and side before fleeing on foot.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Bahama Journal understands that the victim is 26-year-old Darius Miller of Yellow Elder.

In an earlier incident that occured just after 11:15 p.m. Saturday, police said three people were shot through Marrow Lane off East Street South, just behind Lil Generals Convenience Store.

Head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Superintendent Paul Rolle said officers received a report of gunshots being discharged in the area.

“Upon their arrival officers met three people – two adult men and a woman – suffering from apparent gunshot wounds about the body,” he said.

“EMS personnel responded and pronounced the driver of the vehicle dead. The woman and the other man were transported to hospital where they remain in serious condition. A fourth woman who was also in the car and is believed to be the fiancé of the deceased was unharmed during the ordeal.”

The Journal understands that the man killed in this incident is 25-year-old Carlos Colebrooke of Nassau Village.

“[Colebrooke] was shot to the head and upper body,” Superintendent Rolle said.

“The second man was shot to the side and the woman was shot to the face. We are following some leads. We have a team of detectives and appeal to anyone who may have information to assist us. Right now what we know is that the assailants left in a blue SUV.”

The CDU chief also assured reporters that Garden Hills is still a safe community despite the incident.

“It’s preliminary at this stage so we just need to follow our intelligence and see why it happened here. I don’t believe it was random at all.”

The other two victims wounded in the incident have been identified as Marcus Hyler, 21, of Prince Charles Drive and Shericka Clear, 28, of Dennis Close off Soldier Road.

They remain in hospital in serious condition.

Crime scene investigators processed the scene and recovered ten .45 fired bullets and six 7.62 fired bullets.

Colebrooke was one of several men police wanted in connection with those multiple homicides in Fox Hill in December.

He turned himself into police on December 29 after an all-points bulletin was issued however he was released a few days later.

Superintendent Stephen Dean, who was also on the scene Saturday night, said the police will continue to do all in its power to prevent and fight crime.

“We still have our obligation to the public,” he said.

“We want to reassure the public that divisional commanders have been asked by the commissioner to mount operations in their respective communities and we have experienced success. People have been arrested, we have recovered a number of firearms, drivers are being cited for infractions and so we are doing well. Crime is not just a police problem. Everyone has a responsibility in this fight.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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