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Police Identify Murder Victim

Authorities have identified the country’s 79th murder victim as 29-year-old Forluke Dupree.

Dupree – a resident of Finlayson Street – has been dead since last Wednesday, but was just positively identified yesterday morning.

Superintendent Stephen Dean told the Bahama Journal that investigators had gotten a number of different names from some people he declined to identify, but still officers were unable to positively identify the man.

The victim was riding a motorbike in the area of Sunlight Cottage off East Street after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when a gunman approached him and shot him multiple times about the body.

Dupree died on the scene.

There is still no motive for the killing, police said.

Man Shot

A 26-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot early Sunday morning.

Police say it was just before 1:00 a.m. when a cutlass wielding suspect approached a Ramsey Street resident.

However, police said, before the cutlass wielding man could get to the Ramsey Street victim, he was shot in the upper body.

At last report, the victim was listed in critical condition in hospital.

Armed Robberies Under Investigation

A string of armed robberies are also under active investigations today.

Police said the first incident happened shortly after noon on Sunday. Initial reports say the victim was at Sequoia Street, Pinewood Gardens, when a gunman approached him and robbed him of jewelry.

The police say the culprit fled on foot.

An hour later, a man was standing in front of a business establishment on East Bay Street, when another man armed with a handgun approached him, robbed him of cash and sped off in the victim’s grey 2011 Honda Frito.

Police are appealing to members of the public who may have any information regarding these two incidents, to contact police at 911, 919 or the nearest police station.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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