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Mayhem Abounds

Police scrambled across the island yesterday morning, following three separate shooting incidents, one of which became the 94th murder of the year.

Family members and neighbours were left inconsolable as one of their loved ones was gunned down in broad light.

According to reports, shortly before 8 a.m., police were called to the Mason’s Addition area after receiving reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, police found the lifeless body of a 23-year-old male. Although police were unable to identify the victim, sources close to the victim identified him as Arlington Butler Jr., also known as AJ.

Butler, a resident of the area, was out on bail and facing a murder charge. At the time of his death, he was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet.

Police said Butler was standing near a white truck when he was approached by at least two others who fired multiple shots in his direction.

Butler then fled the scene and collapsed near his home, just a few feet away.

A short time later, relatives gathered at the Butler’s family home to comfort each other.

A neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, spoke to The Bahama Journal about the deceased describing him as a kind person who was always mannerly toward her.

Though very little is known about the details surrounding Butler’s killing, head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle, again stressed the importance of conflict resolution.

“I can’t stress enough to persons to utilize the justice system to settle their disputes,” he said.

Not long after this incident, police were called to another shooting, this time along Wulff Road, near Market Street.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said a woman was wounded in what appeared to be a shootout with police.

According to police, officers noticed a suspicious vehicle and asked for it to stop. The vehicle, a heavily tinted Acura, failed to follow orders, which led to a shots being fired.

Police were unable to confirm how many persons were in the vehicle, but did confirm that the woman who was in the car, had minor injuries.

A short time later, police were alerted of a shooting incident in the Nassau Village area where a man was reportedly wounded and taken to hospital.
Butler’s killing is the third for the week and the 94th for the year.

Police are asking persons with information on any of these incidents to call 919 or crime stoppers at 328-TIPS.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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