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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District Last Updated: Apr 5, 2018 - 12:29:20 AM


2 Grand Bahama males dead after shooting & stabbing incident
By Walter Henderson, RBPF
Apr 3, 2018 - 9:47:28 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama, are investigating a shooting, and stabbing incident that has left two (2) males dead, and several persons with injuries.

Reports are, that on Monday 2nd April 2018, sometime after 7:00pm, police were called to the Xanadu beach area, where they received reports that an altercation occurred at a birthday party which resulted in several persons being stabbed and one (1) individual being shot. Investigations revealed, that two (2) males later died at the Rand Memorial Hospital as a result.

An individual is in custody assisting police with their investigation into this matter.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

HOLIDAY SAFETY DRIVING TIPS – Obey all traffic laws

  • Don’t drink, text or utilize anything that will distract you while driving.
  • Obey the speed limits and traffic signal lights
  • Be alert and ready to stop. Look out for people walking on the street, especially where there are no sidewalks.
  • Be extra cautious around pedestrian crossing, slow down and watch out for children on the streets.
  • Do not overtake, stay in your lane.
  • Remember to slow down and drive for both you and others.

HOLIDAY SAFETY SWIMMING TIPS –
  • Never leave children alone in or near water, including beaches, pools, bathtubs, sinks or toilets.
  • Ensure that children swim in designated swimming areas while at the beach or pool. Always check the depth of the water before diving. If swimming in the ocean, check the current and under-tow.
  • Be sure that every child wears proper fitting life jacket when on a boat or near water.
  • Teach children how to swim. Get professional training, but never rely solely on the swimming lessons to protect your child from drowning.
  • Learn first-aid and CPR, especially infant CPR.

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