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RBPF Nassau: Police investigating shooting incident that has left an adult male dead
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Aug 22, 2019 - 10:05:19 AM

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POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE COUNTRY’S LATEST HOMICIDE.

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Wednesday 21st August, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, a group of men were sitting on the stairway of an apartment complex at Martin Close off Cowpen Road, when they were approached by a man armed with a firearm, who opened fire in their direction injuring one of them, before running away. Paramedics were called to the scene, however; they were unable to revive the injured man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured during this incident. 

Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with this investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station.

Investigations are ongoing.

ILLEGAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED – ADULT
MALE AND FEMALE IN CUSTODY

Police have recovered an illegal firearm and ammunition from the streets of New Providence and have taken an adult male and female into custody, Wednesday 21th August, 2019.

According to reports shortly after 5:00pm, Mobile Division Officers acting on information, conducted a search of a home at Rupert Dean Lane and recovered a .40 pistol which contained nine rounds of ammunition.

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An adult male and female who were in the home at the time of the search were taken into custody and are expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court this week.

SAFTEY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS
  • Slow down and obey ALL traffic laws and speed limitsSpeed limits in school zones is 15 MPH from 7:30am to 9:00am and 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Be extra cautious around school crossing areas
  • When driving in school zones or in neighbourhoods, watch for children who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be thinking of their safety
  • Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be alert and ready to stop.
  • Always stop for a school bus or jitney that has to stop to load or unload passengers.
  • Before entering a pedestrian crossing area, be sure there are no children in the lane or adjacent lanes.
  • When passing a parked vehicle, check for children who may run into the street
  • Allow children waiting at a pedestrian crossing to cross the street
BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS
  • Find an easy way to walk to and from school or the bus stop and use the same route every day.Always walk with a brother, sister, neighbour or friend or with other students. Strength is in numbers.
  • Don’t talk to strangers, don’t go anywhere with them or take anything from them. If a stranger approaches, tell your parents or a trusted adult such as a teacher.
  • Never get into a vehicle with a stranger, or with anyone without your parents’ permission.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Never run into the street from between parked cars.
  • Know you parents full name, your parents telephone numbers and your address (street name and house number). If you have trouble remembering them, write them down and keep in a safe place.
POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS OR 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)




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