A BP BREAKING NEW ALERT:
Nassau, Bahamas — We can tell you blood is flowing down the drains of the capital once again as crime festers out-of-control.
BP is reporting that the streets of Pinewood Gardens are hot with blood, where two more murders were committed this evening.
Both incidents occurred one hour apart near the Pinewood north section of the community bordering the Kennedy Subdivision area, just stones throw-a-way from the Mt Tabor Baptist Church.
Eyewitnesses tell us the first incident occurred shortly before 5pm this evening, when a young man on arrival home at his Willot Tree residence in Pinewood Gardens, was approached by three men in a vehicle who opened fire and shot the victim. The young man was taken to hospital where he later died.
Shortly before 7pm this evening another male was walking on Wynders Terrace in the Kennedy Sub area when he was approached by a young man who shot him in the chest. The victim died on the scene.
Some believe the second incident was a retaliation attack.
Both victims we can tell you are murders #192 and #193 since 2009, and racks the number of murders count to seven for the New Year, with three additional suspicious deaths still unclassified by police.
The blood shedding record of murders and suspicious deaths reflects a count that is almost one incident every day since the year rolled in.
These latest murders also confirm some four murders have occurred in the capital since Friday.
On Friday an incident occurred in another hotbed crime spot on New Providence. A man fleeing the OK Bar on Hay and East streets had shot dead a man inside. The shooter attempted to get away, but police cornered the suspect killing him dead.
Then again on Saturday morning around 10am the lifeless body of, Inderia Barry, a twenty something year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound to the head near a dumpster in the South Beach community. She has become the second woman to be shot to death in less than one week.
Bahamas Press calls once again for the resignation of Tommy ‘WUTLESS’ Turnquest, who appears to be speechless, clueless and WUTLESS when its comes to creating policy to combat crime in the country; which has spiraled out-of-control!
MORE CRIME UPDATE:
CUBAN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS APPREHENDED IN ANDROS
Police can confirm that group of Cuban nationals were arrested at High Ridge Cay, Northwest of Mangrove Cay, Andros. The group which consisted of thirteen (13) males was arrested sometime around 11:20 am on Saturday 15th January, 2011 at High Ridge Cay.
ARREST: STOLEN VEHICLE/DRUGS IN PEARDALE
Sometime around 4:00pm on Saturday 15th January, 2011 police received information that a stolen vehicle was at Peardale. Police responded and discovered the vehicle, a beige 2000 four (4) door Honda Civic occupied by a single male. The occupant on seeing the police pulled off. Officers gave chase and eventually caught up with the occupant, after the car crashed into a wall in the Peardale area. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. The 25 year old of Claridge Road was taken into custody. Police investigations continue.
ARMED ROBBERY IN DOCTORS HOSPITAL PARKING LOT
On Saturday 15th January, 2011 sometime around 9:00 pm police received information of an armed robbery at Doctors Hospital parking lot. Police responded and information received that a female was walking towards her vehicle when she was approached by a male wearing dark clothing allegedly armed with a handgun. The culprit robbed the female of her jewelry and fled the area on foot into the Hawkins Hill area. Police are investigating.
Sometime around 4:15 am on Sunday 16th January, 2011 police received information of a shooting at Marshall Road off Baillou Hill Road. Police responded and information received that 25 year old male was at Marshall Road when he was shot by another male armed with a shotgun. The victim received injury to his arm and was taken to hospital via EMS personnel where he is detained in stable condition.
ARMED ROBBERY at Snack Food Store, Pyfrom and Kemp Roads
Shortly before 9:40 am on Sunday 16th January, 2011 police received information of an armed robbery at Snack Food Store, Pyfrom and Kemp Roads. Police responded and information received that a short dark male wearing a dark jacket, red shirt, dark pants, a red tam and walks with a limp, entered the establishment allegedly armed with a handgun demanding cash and cell phone cards. The culprit robbed the establishment of an undetermined amount of cash and cell phone cards and fled the area on foot, north on Kemp Road.
Moments later, police responding observed a male fitting the description in a nearby yard. Officers attempted to approach the male who produced a handgun and fired gunshots at the officers, while running into the Strachan Corner.
Officers returned fire from their police service weapon and later arrested the suspect a 32 year old male of Golden Gates, in the Strachan Corner area with a handgun with ammunition. Officers also recovered from the suspect, an undetermined amount of cash and cell phone cards, believed to be the property of Snack Food. Police investigations continue.
DRUG ARREST AT THE Lynden Pindling International Airport
On Sunday 16th January, 2011 sometime around 9:55 am officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit were at the Lynden Pindling International Airport when they arrested two (2) Bahamian males after disembarking a private aircraft that originated in the Turks and Caicos Island. Officers conducted a search of the males and discovered 16 packages of suspected cocaine, in a suitcase carried by one of the males. The male’s ages 38 and 45 years were taken into custody.
UPDATE: Two suspects were caught moments ago at Executive FBO at the International Airport. BP can tell you Mr. Collie ran off with a huge black duffel bag containing 40 ounces of cocaine and was shortly caught while trying to run. Both Men Are In Custody.
HOMICIDE /POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING
Sometime around 11:30 pm on Friday 14th January, 2011 plain clothes officers were on routine patrol in a marked police vehicle on East and Hay Streets in the area of the O.K Bar when they heard gunshots being discharged and observed a group of people running from the area of the bar.
Officers also observed a male wearing a camouflage jacket, armed with a handgun, chasing and firing gunshots at a male wearing a red hooded jacket. The officers identified themselves and shouted to the male armed with the handgun to drop his weapon. On hearing this, it is reported that the culprit pointed his weapon in the direction of the officers which resulted in the officers returning fire from their police service weapon hitting the suspect to the chest area. Officers were able to recover from the culprit a handgun with ammunition.
Acting on information, officers proceeded to the area of the O.K Bar where they discovered at the entrance, the body of a male wearing a short blue jeans pants and a brown shirt with gunshot injuries to the chin. EMS responded and pronounced both people dead. Police investigations continue.