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Murders Drop In June

Last month, the country recorded seven homicides, which is a significant decline over the figure recorded in May.

In May, there were a record-breaking 19 homicides.

On June 3, 47-year-old Owen Rolle was gunned down on Washington Street just off Cordeaux Avenue.

Superintendent Paul Rolle told the Journal at the time that Rolle was at a house party through Podoleo Street when attendees heard gunshots. Rolle had been shot multiple times.

The next day, 16-year-old Kevin McDonald died in hospital after being shot at Baller’s Nightclub back on May 29. He was the second person to die from that incident.

On June 5, police were left investigating a double homicide where a mother and her son were killed during a home invasion.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hulan Hanna said when police arrived through Buttonwood Avenue, after 10:00 p.m. they found the bodies of a woman and a man in an apartment.

The victims were identified as 56-year-old Noramae Johnson and 22-year-old Dario Dean.

The next homicide for the month took place on June 8.

Some boys from Prince William High School were walking in the Jasmine Gardens area when they discovered the body of 27-year-old Rodger Taylor.

The Bamboo Boulevard resident was found through a tract road just before 8:00 a.m.

The next homicide took place on June 23.

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Rolle was gunned down through Quakoo Street.

Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell credited the ‘lull’ in murders to the re-launch of the Urban Renewal programme. His comments came during his contribution to debate on the 2012/2013 Budget.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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