By KHRISNA VIRGIL
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was pronounced dead in the parking lot of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Traffic Division shortly after he and another victim were injured during a drive-by shooting on Robinson Road.
Hours earlier, around 5am Wednesday, a man died in hospital after he was shot Tuesday night during a game of checkers outside a residence in Fox Hill.
The deaths pushed the country’s murder count to 39 for the first four month’s of this year, according to The Tribune’s records.
The latest shooting occurred shortly after 7pm.
“The deceased and a male were in a car at the (traffic) light on Robinson Road across from a business centre when a black car pulled up and shot at the car,” Chief Superintendent at the Central Detective Unit Clayton Fernander said.
“The driver drove off and into the parking lot of the Traffic (Division) for assistance. The passenger died on scene, the driver was taken to PMH where he is seeking medical attention.”
He said police do not have a motive for the shooting and are still trying to determine exactly what happened
The other shooting occurred around 10pm Tuesday at Peek Street.
The victim, police said, was standing in the front of a home when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot.
He was taken to hospital where he died shortly after 5am Wednesday. Police have not released his identity.
While police are continuing to investigate this homicide, Chief Superintendent Fernander told The Tribune that police did not have anyone in custody. He added that authorities were also stumped about a motive for the shooting.
“We don’t know who we are looking for and there are officers on the ground now trying to determine what happened and who all was there,” Chief Superintendent Fernander said.
This follows two separate murders over the weekend.
According to police reports, officers were asked to respond to an apparent shooting shortly after 3am on Saturday at Bel-Doc Avenue, off Carmichael Road.
Police found the lifeless body of a man in a Honda vehicle, who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene while another man and woman, who were also shot there, were taken to hospital for treatment. The victim who died has been identified by police as Calvin Thompson of Nassau Village.
Thirteen hours later, around 4pm, a man was sitting in front of a convenience store on Farrington Road when a man in a silver coloured Honda Fit approached and shot him before speeding off.
A woman, standing nearby, was also shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene and the woman was taken to hospital, where she was said to be in stable condition. The vehicle, which was reported stolen, was later found burnt on Dean’s Lane. The male victim has been identified as Tarey Carey, of St Alban’s Drive.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.