Another Stabbing at Atlantis over the weekend.

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Stabbing at Atlantis
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By IANTHIA SMITH
Bahama Journal

According to Police Press Liaison Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings, it was around 12:57 Sunday morning when an anonymous caller reported a stabbing at the resort.

Police responded and spoke with a male who reported that while at Aura nightclub at the resort he got into an altercation with another male who stabbed him in the abdomen.

The victim was taken to hospital where, up to press time, he was listed in stable condition.

Sgt. Skippings said all parties involved in this latest incident are Bahamians.

This latest bout of violence at the world-renowned resort comes on the heels of a double shooting on October 31, where security officers Dwayne DeCosta and Troy Feaste were shot multiple times after they approached two suspicious-looking young men on the property.

One of the young men in turn took out a handgun and opened fire.

Clarence Smith, 18, of Dolphin Drive and a 17-year-old male resident of 8th Terrace Centreville were charged with the shootings.
They were both granted bail.

Since then, officials at Atlantis have implemented stricter rules for minors visiting the hotel property.

Also from the crime beat: Sgt. Skippings reported that another stabbing took place just an hour later in the area of Fox Hill and Joe Farrington Road. Police responded and spoke to two teenagers who said that they were stabbed by a group of men. Both were taken to hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

The press liaison also reported that just three hours later, police got a call about shooting.

Sgt. Skippings said the incident occurred around 4 a.m. in the Kemp Road area. Police responded and spoke to a man who reported that while standing on Periwinkle Lane in Kemp Road, he was shot in the buttocks and side. He said the gunfire came from two men in a grey Nissan Sentra.

The man was transported to hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police also reported that sometime around 8:15 Saturday they received information that there were gunshots in the area of Town Center Mall.

When they responded they found out that two males, while in the mall’s parking lot – were approached by two other males who were in a 2004 Nissan Maxima.

According to reports, one of the males from the car, who was wearing a ski mask and dark colored clothing, opened fire on the males.

One of the victims was shot in left foot while the other was shot in the right leg, left knee and right arm.
Both victims were taken to hospital by a private vehicle.

Up to press time, the man, who was shot in left foot, had already been discharged from hospital while the other was still in hospital in stable condition.

Meanwhile Sgt. Skippings also reported a number of armed robberies.

According to reports, around 8:10 p.m. Saturday, a female reported that while walking on Shirley Street in the area of Collins

Avenue, she was approached by two dark males, armed with handguns, who demanded cash.

The press liaison added that the men robbed her of an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene on foot.
She added that just a few moments later, police got a call about an armed robbery at the Budget Meat Mart at Coral Harbour at 8:15 p.m.

Police responded and spoke with an employee who informed them that a male allegedly armed with a handgun, entered the establishment demanding cash.

The suspect robbed the establishment of an undetermined amount of cash and fled the area in a grey Honda with the license plate number 180071.

The press liaison officer also said that around 1:25 a.m. Saturday, police received a call about an armed robbery at Market and Lewis Streets. Police responded and spoke with a male who said he was sitting in an area with a friend when they were robbed of their cell phones.

Sgt. Skippings also said that sometime around 10:20 Friday night police received information of an armed robbery in the area of Winton Estates.

A 26-year-old male while sitting in his 2006 Nissan Maxima, license plate number unknown, and was approached by two masked males, armed with guns and demanding the keys to his car, according to police.

Reports added that the suspects took the vehicle and left the area in a westerly direction.

At the exact same time, police got another call about an armed robbery in the area of Comfort and Lewis Streets.
Police responded and was informed that a man was approached by another male while in that area.

The approaching man, who was armed with a handgun, robbed him of an undetermined amount of cash and his sneakers.
Meantime, police were also investigating two wounding incidents.

Police said that around 1:22 a.m. Saturday, police found a man lying in the street on Soldier Road.
The man told police that he had been hit in the head with a pipe. The victim was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.

Police were also investigating the wounding of a 35-year-old man. Police said the man reported that around 11:54 p.m. on Saturday he was attacked by a group of men in the area of Balfour Avenue. He said one of the men chapped him in the head with a cutlass.
The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is listed in stable condition.

Police investigations into all of these matters continue.