By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO MEN found dead in two separate incidents and a shooting at a popular hangout take the country’s murder count to 72.
The three homicides all happened with 48 hours.
The latest incident happened around 6:50am Sunday.
Police say they received a report of a man found dead in the area of a park located on Flint Street. When they arrived at the park, they found the lifeless body of a man with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say they are not certain of the circumstances surrounding the man’s death or how long he was in the park.
Sources close to the matter say the man was well known to police.
A few hours earlier, around 10:30 Saturday night police discovered another man who was shot to death.
Police say they received a report of a man found dead at his residence on Ludlow Street. When they arrived they found the lifeless body of a man who had been shot in his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.
The first incident took place around midnight on Friday.
Police say the victim with two other men were at Potters Cay Dock when they were shot.
They were taken to hospital where one man died shortly after arrival and two others, ages 24 and 49, are listed in serious condition.
Police have not yet identified the victim but The Tribune understands he is 21-year-old Omar Moxey also known as “Oldz.”
Police say they are unsure of the circumstances surrounding these murders, but are urging any member of the public who might know something that might assist them in their investigations to contact them at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.
In other crime news, two men, ages 33 and 19, are in hospital under heavy police guard following a shooting and stabbing incident on Friday.
Police say around 3pm, the two men were involved in an argument that resulted in one of them being stabbed in his head and the other shot in his foot. Both men were taken to hospital where they are listed in stable condition. They are under heavy police guard.
Investigations are continuing.