Nassau, Bahamas – We are reporting the attempted murder of a lawyer late last night, who was at his law firm in the Bay Street area.
Bahamas Press can confirm lawyer, Dennis Gomez, of Dennis Gomez & Co. was shot multiple times last evening as he worked out of his East Bay law firm. The motive of this shooting is unknown, but here’s what we know.
Gomez was approached by a gunman who shot the officer of the court five times to the chest and discharged one bullet to the head, which passed through and through.
The horrific crime has left the victim fighting for his chance to life and has left a gripping blow to members of the legal fraternity.
A former associate of the victim told BP, “Crime and the fear thereof is leaving a lasting impression on the country. We are all shocked by this heinous act and call on the powers that be to mobilize all its resources of the State to squash period of blatant horror that has gripped our nation.”
Doctors at this hour tell us the bullets have damaged vital organs in his body; including his heart and lungs. Gomez is listed in serious condition in ICU.
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