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Series Of Shootings Leave Six In Hospital

POLICE in New Providence have one man in custody and are searching for several other male suspects in four separate shooting incidents which left victims in hospital.

Two of the shootings happened on Monday, police said.

The first incident occurred shortly after 8am yesterday when a young man was shot in his hand as he walked through a track road between Odle Corner and Thompson Lane.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition, police said.

About an hour later, shortly after 9am on Monday, a man was sitting in front of a home located on Augusta Street, when he was shot. The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Police are also investigating two shootings incidents that occurred over the weekend.

Shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday, a man and a woman were standing on Shrimp Road when five men armed with handguns in a silver coloured Nissan Skyline approached and shot them before speeding off. Both were rushed to hospital where they remain in stable condition.

Shortly before 2pm on Sunday, two men were on Miami Street when they were approached by two men armed with handguns in a blue Hyundai vehicle.

The men shot them in their legs before speeding off. The men were rushed to hospital where they remain in stable condition.

Police later arrested a suspect in connection with this incident.

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John 3 years, 8 months ago

CRIME APPROACHING A POINT OF NO RETURN? All things remaining the same the country is about to set another murder record in a few weeks. And with two full months left in the year the mirder count can surpass 150. Not only is the rate increasing, but it is increasing at an increasing pace and the rate of detection, charging and conviction does not seem to be keeping pace with crime. Trinidad tried to get murder cases before the courts in a timeframe of three months to a year. But even with increases in the number of courts and sitting judges that country is finding it impossible to meet that time frame. And, like the Bahamas, their murder rate is increasing. So while there is the problem of murders not being solved, there is also the problem of many cases not being brought to trial within even five to ten years. Many will view this as no justice being served for friends or loved ones who are murdered. Then the crime element may also view committing murder as a crime that is rarely punished. Strong and swift and immediate intervention is needed

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TruePeople 3 years, 8 months ago

Every homicide is a point of no return. Jesus the only one i know of who dey say did come back from that

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TalRussell 3 years, 8 months ago

Comrade TruePeople to the contrary cuz Jesus was not the only one empowered raise from da grave.
Bu now we can forget about having to solely rely on long past biblical times cuz now according the latest Tribune reports originating out Long island, those Long Islanders supposedly dead'ed during Hurricane Joaquin, are as we chats looking so beautifully alive - after some high ups people had declared them all dead'ed.
'Tis modern times miracles walk'in the streets Long Island - if we's are to believe they ever were all hurricane dead'ed? I don't now, from rising waters drowning or tress or roofs fall'in on tops them.
Amen!

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John 3 years, 8 months ago

Scripture records at least nine individuals being raised from the dead. (www.neverthirsty.org/pp/corner/read/r...) "However, the New Testament reveals that there were others who came back to life in addition to the nine individuals specifically named in the pages of scripture. For example, Jesus tells John the Baptist's disciples to go to John and report the following,

And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. Luke 7:22 (NAS95S)

This implies that Jesus resurrected many individuals whose names are not recorded in scripture. Conclusion:Praise God! I am glad I belong to a powerful God like this that cares for me."

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TruePeople 3 years, 8 months ago

Well Jesus need to come round over the hill way and raise up a bunch of my dead youths.

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John 3 years, 8 months ago

You both seem to miss the point. If something is not done immedialely to stem the rate of murder in this country the system will not be able to mete out justice in a timely fashion or at all. This will lead to even more serious crime problems and (God forbid) an eventual collapse of the justice system. Over 500 persons have been killed in the last four years. Based on the current pace of murder trials, it would take over 20 years to bring all these persons to trial, provided they are caught. Based on the current detection rate there are over 200 persons on the streets who have committed at least one murder but have not been caught. Ok maybe a few less considering the police claim that some of these killers have, themselves, been victims of murder.

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Greentea 3 years, 8 months ago

we are there John. the rule of law is compromised in this country on many levels. I have never seen a gun store in my life in the Bahamas but guns run the streets- where are they coming from? How do they get into the country? They arent the only ones to blame but the lawyers of this country-Game the system in order to make a living from the criminals they defend- clog the system putting off cases over and over again so that these life time criminals abuse each other, me and you and the system over and over again. i have seen it time and time again with my own eyes, with my own family member who is now six feet under. he would have been safer in jail.

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John 3 years, 8 months ago

Maybe this is a route that could start happening in the Bahamas. . A Milwaukee state court jury ordered Badger Guns, one of the country’s most prominent firearm retailers, to pay $5.73 million after the suburban West Milwaukee store was found liable for negligence Tuesday in the 2009 shooting of Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch, two local law enforcement officers.

The landmark case, which held firearm retailers responsible for disregarding the potential harm of their sales, is only the second of its kind nationwide — and the first to rule against the gun store.

(The other case, concluded early this summer, exonerated an Alaskan gun store of wrongdoing.)

“I didn’t want to send a message around the country,” Dunphy told reporters after the verdict was handed down. “What I wanted to do was represent my two clients, two Milwaukee police officers.”

He added, “If some gun dealers around the country realize that they may have their feet held to the fire because of the penal damage award here, then that’s a bonus.”

It was found that the gun shop did not follow all the legal requirements and was involved in straw sales of guns.

"In the United States, a straw purchaser of a firearm at a federally licensed firearm dealership who lies about the identity of the ultimate possessor of the gun can be charged with making false statements on a federal Firearms Transaction Record."

Maybe it is time for lawyers here or families of murdered victims to start tracing murder weapons back to the original seller of the weapon or even the manufacturer. Once it is determined that the gun was sold illegally then the lawsuit can happen. Even if the government decides to trace weapons back to their source of origin, and find out the guns are being sold or shipped here illegally, it can bring a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company responsible and virtually shut them down. And if you get other Caribbean countries to join in and bring a class action lawsuit, that can clean up our streets of illegal weapons. You go to jail for selling alcohol or tobacco to a minor, so let them go to jail or pay heavily for selling weapons to criminals.

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Sickened 3 years, 8 months ago

Follow the money trail. That is a good thought. I hope they are following the BEC bribe takers money trail to the decision makers, cause we know that unimportant bribe taker had no clout!

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John 3 years, 8 months ago

if you follow the recent charges (14 additional counts, to the tune of $600,000.00) this tend to suggest that the entire board of BEC, at that time, was on the take.

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SP 3 years, 8 months ago

..................... Undeniable results of 43 years of PLP and FNM leadership! ........................

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