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Shooting Leaves One Dead, Two In Hospital

One man is dead, and a man and woman are in hospital after a shooting late on Friday night.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00pm, a man and woman were sitting in a vehicle in front of a home located at Podoleo Street, when a group of four to five males armed with handguns approached and fired several shots at them before fleeing on foot. The man in the vehicle received multiple gun shot wounds to the body and drove off enroute to the hospital, however he crashed on Montrose Avenue.

He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after 1.00am Saturday morning.

A man and a woman who were standing near the vehicle on Podoleo Street were shot in the leg and thigh respectively and transported to hospital, where they remain in stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

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TalRussell 6 years, 1 month ago

Comrades based the the poor management results to date, maybe the time has arrived to take the hands of both the media and government out and off of all policing matters.
A new policing system will require, not arming our policeman's but more effective policing flexibility. The hiring of an more educated force. This will require the immediate firing of not less than 50% of all present force members stretched across and throughout every branch, rank and file, tenure and pay scales. A new force of policeman's with zero policeman's as paper pushers. A force that denies any politician a window of opportunity to run a campaign on the next "war against criminals." A new force where who you know cannot get you either hired, fired or promoted or protected. A new force with "civil oversight? A new force that will have all who fall pray to corruption to be swiftly arrested, charged and tried before the courts. Fifty-percent of All of today's policeman's are not performing policing duties. They will not be missed. No, not one of the 50% immediate sent packing home for good. It is time to closed the door to politicians promises with their newest the "war on/against crime."

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birdiestrachan 6 years, 1 month ago

My Question how does a vehicle disappear in broad day light? Can the police send out messages to be on the alert for a vehicle of that description.? and they should have road block in place immediately. So many police at the crime scene the damage is done. move out and about the vehicle should not be allowed to get away. and some one must have seen the vehicle on the streets.

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flyingscot 3 years, 12 months ago

That's the difference between mall cops and real cops.

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birdiestrachan 6 years, 1 month ago

It breaks my heart to see so many young men loosing their lives to violence, when one sees their services announced and they are so young ,one knows they were killed. the persons who commit the crimes they do them big day. Something is so wrong. have these persons lost their minds or are they children of Satan?

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B_I_D___ 6 years, 1 month ago

140+ is the current trajectory for the year...

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SP 6 years, 1 month ago

PLP & FNM are so damn stupid they can't even "copy" U.S. and other first world countries with legalization of marijuana which would allow them to release 100's of people incarcerated for personal use possession and make room at Fox Hill for hard core criminal animals out on bail terrorizing the country.

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outlier 6 years, 1 month ago

I don't know who is more stupid, you or that dumb-ass TaiRussell. You give new meaning to the word stupid. Why blame the government for everything? Empty vessels make the most noise, which is you and the other moron, TaiRussell.

You have the intellect of a cocoanut. The Government is by the people for the people. Give a moron a gun and then you have a real problem.

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TalRussell 6 years, 1 month ago

Comrade Outlier it is not the bullets the nation must fear most. And, if not the bullets, it must be you.

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SP 6 years, 1 month ago

@ outlier.....Sticks and stones may break my bones, but stupid-ass PLP & FNM dumb, mindless, minions can line up alphabetically and kiss my backside!

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flyingscot 3 years, 12 months ago

Give the government no incentive to reduce crime and you have a real problem. If the people settle for a farce that passes for law enforcement and legislative and judicial systems that are effectively impotent in fighting crime, you have a real problem. Who sets the standards and who holds anyone accountable? Give the government the power to do little or nothing and you have a real problem. So yeah, why blame the government? It's not like they have responsibility to do anything such as fighting crime using methods that average Bahamian is not allowed to employ.

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John 6 years, 1 month ago

From Canada, all throughout the USA and in every island in the Caribbean no other race of men is being gunned down and slaughtered like Black men. And unfortunately, unlike the U.S. where a black man is killed every 12 hours by a usually white cop, it is Black men killing black men in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. This is not coincidental.

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SP 6 years, 1 month ago

.................... Not coincidental is an understatement .......................

Very easy to stick out ones chest and point fingers at others. But what exactly caused such great disparity between white men and black men that caused these black men to be how they are today?

100's Of Years of slavery, segregation, racial discrimination, inequality in education and business opportunities!

Examine the opportunities and freedoms of many whites great grand parents and the $Billions America invested in the 20's, 30's, 40's in creating the WHITE middle class while investing $0.00 to create a black American middle-class.

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flyingscot 3 years, 12 months ago

Yeah that's all fine to some extent, to some people, but it's not the reason a black man picks up a gun and robs, rapes or murders anyone. It's the belief that the world owes them a living for past transgressions that actually had nothing to do with the choices they make now. No one denies them and education and although they may be denied a job in some places, not everyone is a racist and thus will be hired based on merit, not color. But that's not the demographic that is robbing, raping, and murdering people to make a living. It's most often the people who quit school and make themselves unemployable and thus by one single stupid choice, subjected to a lifetime of poverty. Poverty is given as the leading cause of crime in many discussions. That's like saying lung cancer kills without considering a history of smoking or working in a toxic work place. The genie is out of the bottle and criminals aren't going anywhere on their own. Incarceration is costly and in the case of those who murder innocent victims, it's a waste of funds. The death penalty must be used more effectively to purge the ranks of the most violent criminals. Doesn't look like the Bahamas have the stomach for that so expect to see the world piling on the negative press and exposing not just the crime but the lack of transparency about the crime rate and who is being victimized and how often crime occurs along with the kind of crimes being committed. It will take awhile but the tourism industry will take and the crime rate will spike with massive layoffs The criminals will have fewer targets and thus the victims will find themselves getting robbed every time they get off the boat - so to speak. Fix it or lose it all.

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