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Teen Stabbed To Death

A 17-year-old boy, believed to be the son of well-known convicted drug traffickers became the country’s latest murder victim after he was brutally stabbed to death Sunday night.

According to Journal sources the victim is Enrico Major, the son of Dwight and Keva Major.

Police did not immediately confirm the victim’s identity last night but well-placed sources report that the boy was killed just days ahead of his high school graduation.

Head of the Central Detective Unit Superintendent Paul Rolle said it was around 7:00 p.m. when the victim was walking south along Baillou Hill Road with a friend when they were accosted by a group of males.

“One of the males produced a cutlass and pursued the victim and chapped him in the head,” he explained. “One of the other males then stabbed him to the upper back.

“EMS also visited this scene and pronounced him lifeless.”

The incident happened right outside the gates of SC McPherson Junior High School near the bus stop.

When our news team arrived on the scene crime scene investigators could be seen battling heavy rains as they loaded the teen’s body into a waiting hearse, the showers washing his blood down the hill.

“We are appealing to members of the public who may have any information on this latest homicide to reach out to the police and help us to solve it,” Supt. Rolle added.

“We are acting on some very good leads at this time, but we still appeal to people who may have information to come forward with it.”

Supt. Rolle said the victim’s friend was able to escape the cutlass and was unharmed.

Man Shot Outside His Home

Over the weekend police were also called to investigate the murder of a Carmichael Road man who was shot multiple times about the body as he stood outside his home Saturday evening.

Police said the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. when the 28-year-old victim was standing in front of his Montgomery Avenue residence when he was approached by a lone gunman who opened fire and shot him several times about the body.

The victim died on the scene.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said the suspect then reportedly got into a white vehicle and fled in a southern direction.

“We are appealing to any persons who were in the area at the time of the homicide to make contact with the police and provide us with any necessary information to assist us with this investigation,” he said.

The victim’s identification was not released up to press time.

However, officials did release the identities of two of last week’s homicide victims.

According to authorities, the man shot and killed though a tract road just off Odle Corner off East Street early Thursday morning is Elverton Renaldo Evans of Grand Bahama.

The 27-year-old, who also answers to the name Renaldo Bonaby, frequented the Carmichael Road area as well.

Evans is believed to have been a murder suspect. His death came only hours after 21-year-old Redland Acres, Soldier Road resident Shorn Lightfoot Jr. was gunned down on Pratt’s Close off Rupert Dean Lane.

Lightfoot was exiting a vehicle around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached by a gunman, who shot him twice to the head before fleeing on foot, said police.

He died on the scene.

With no significant leads, police on Friday renewed their appeal to anyone with information on any of the homicides to contact the nearest police station.

Prime Minister Perry Christie recently reiterated his government’s commitment to address the country’s crime woes.

“Our intention is to meet the challenge resolutely, whatever it takes,” Mr. Christie said while presenting the 2014/2015 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly last Wednesday.

“I call on members of the community to cooperate with the police in providing information that will assist in reducing crime throughout New Providence and the Family Islands.”

Investigations are ongoing into all matters.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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