The body of a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed in the back and head and died of his wounds is removed from the scene at Baillou Hill Road last night. Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune Staff
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A TEENAGE boy was killed last night after he was accosted by a group of male attackers who stabbed him in the head and back, police said. It was the second murder of the weekend, the eighth in 11 days and took this year’s total to 60.
The 17-year-old victim was walking south on Baillou Hill Road, near S C McPherson Junior High School yesterday when he was assaulted around 7pm, police said. He died at the scene.
The identity of the victim was not revealed by police, but Tribune sources say that he was Enrico Major.
Police also reported that three separate shootings over the weekend left one man dead and two others, a male security guard and a woman, in hospital.
The shooting death took place on Saturday around 6pm off Carmichael Road.
A man was standing in front of his home on Montgomery Avenue when an armed gunman shot him multiple times in his body before fleeing in a waiting vehicle.
EMS personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Around 2am on Saturday, police received a report of a shooting at a nightclub on Key West Street. When they arrived they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Further inquiries revealed that the victim was on duty at the nightclub as a security officer when he denied two men entry.
The men left the club and returned a short time later armed with a handgun and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing on foot.
Yesterday morning, police received a report that a woman was brought into hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. It is understood she was shot somewhere in eastern New Providence and was taken to hospital in serious condition.
Police are actively investigating the incidents and urged the public to come forward with any relevant information.
The police can be contacted at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.