Police on the scene on Sunday morning in Freeport, where a man was found dead in a car. Photo: Vandyke Hepburn/BIS
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
ONE man is dead and a second was stabbed and hospitalised in Grand Bahama in separate incidents over the weekend, police reported.
Police were on the scene of a murder shortly before 10am yesterday in Freeport, where they discovered the body of a man in a vehicle.
According to Inspector Terecita Pinder, the police were called to an apartment complex on Tangelo Lane, where a black man was discovered inside a grey-coloured sedan with injuries to the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.
Insp Pinder said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. This latest murder is the island’s 18th homicide for the year. There have been 102 homicides in The Bahamas this year up to press time, according to The Tribune’s records.
On Saturday, a man was stabbed at a business establishment near the International Bazaar, where a man had been shot to death a week earlier.
According to police reports, the victim was at an establishment on East Mall Drive around 3am when he and a group of men became involved in an altercation and was stabbed about the body.
He was transported by private vehicle to the Rand Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
Last Sunday, Kashon Fowler, 21, was shot to death outside the establishment around 3am by a gunman. When police arrived, they found the body of a man lying on the ground in the parking lot area of the business.
Police are actively investigating these matters and are appealing to anyone with information to call 350-3107 through 12, 911/919 or call the nearest police station.