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Fox Hill Mass Shooting Statement by Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade
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Dec 31, 2013 - 2:37:32 PM

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Four dead, four injured in Fox Hill drive by shooting

Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamas Police Commissioner, Ellison Greenslade speaks to ZNS News on Friday, December 27th from Fox Hill. Gunmen opened fired in a drive-by shooting around 6pm. In total 8 persons were shot at the scene. One died on the scene, and 3 at the hospital. One female is among those dead.  Police have recovered a vehicle believed to be used in the drive-by.

The commissioner is appealing to the public to assist the police.  "I make an appeal to my people. We have to stop this," said Greenslade. "We are going to have to draw a line in the sand. And I really believe we have to do that tonight."

Greenslade told reporters that the occupants of a “Honda-type” vehicle fired on the people “with a variety of weapons".

“We are satisfied that this is in fact the case based on the evidence and spent cases. Unfortunately as a result of that gunfire barrage eight persons from our preliminary information were shot and seriously injured, one person, an adult male, unfortunately succumbed here on the scene, three others died at the hospital,” Greenslade said.

Greenslade described the shootings as “very, very tragic for this community and indeed very tragic for this country".

“We have recovered the vehicle which we believe was on the scene and occupied by those bad persons who left death… we are asking the public at large… who will certainly receive information about this to please call us as soon as you can, help us to take these dangerous people from our communities so that they kill no one else.”

Greenslade, accompanied by senior members of the force, assured the residents of Fox Hill that the police would not rest until those responsible for the killings were brought to justice.

“We offer our condolences to the families of this senseless incident, and I make another appeal, we have to stop this."

“We have been arresting a number of young Bahamian men and in some cases women, until we are blue in the face with the possession of firearms of all description,” he said.

“They seem not to be afraid of us, the system. We are going to have to draw a line in the sand. And I really believe we have to do that,” he said, adding that “unfortunately we cannot bring back those innocent people".

“We have no information that they (the victims) were causing any stress to anyone. They were simply enjoying a peaceful (night), which is their right to do, when people came into this community and left death in their wake,” the Greenslade added.

Members of the public can contact the police with information at 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at 328-TIPS (8477) (New Providence)


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