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‘Turf War Fuels Fox Hill Crime’

Former Fox Hill Member of Parliament Fred Mitchell revealed on Friday that the recent murders in the area stem from a turf war.

Mitchell spoke to Bahama Journal about the two separate shootings in the community, which occurred two hours apart and insisted that Fox Hill is not a hotbed for crime.

“It seems that New Providence has a problem period. The urbanization has caused a lot of social pressures and I’m not sure what’s particularly driving it. Some people say family structure. Some people say the economy,” he said. 

“But I’m not sure you can ascribe that or attribute that or put that on Fox Hill. I think it’s just a phenomenon of the times and you have to investigate specifically what the issues are.”    

Mitchell admitted that he knew some of the victims and stated that their deaths a part of larger trend of young men being the victims of shootings.

“There’s nothing specific to these individuals to cause them to be in the situation that they’re in. They are a part of the society and they find themselves in a very unfortunate situation,” he explained.

“The problem is many of these crimes and killings go undetected and no convictions, even when they are detected. So, families have no chance to heal. It’s an endless cycle.” 

The former MP suggested that religious leaders work with young people to urge them to hold on to life. 

Police reported last Thursday that a group of men were at Fig Tree Court and Dorsett Street, just before 5 p.m. when the occupant of a Dodge truck opened fire in their direction, wounding one of the men before speeding off. The victim was rushed to hospital where he later died.

Two hours later, police headed to Leabert Close, off Vinspen Road, Emmanuel Way following reports that a woman had been stabbed by man, police said, she knew.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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