By RICARDO WELLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE in the capital are investigating the circumstances surrounding the country’s two latest homicides, which occurred early Monday morning in two separate incidents.
The killings moved the country’s homicide toll to 97 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
According to police reports, in the first incident, officers responded to calls of a male shot outside an apartment complex in the vicinity of McKinney Drive around midnight Monday.
Once on the scene, officers saw the lifeless body of man and pronounced him dead on the scene.
Hours later, at about 6am, police received reports of a fire near an abandoned vehicle on a service road off Graham Drive in Yellow Elder.
Police Fire Services units responded, extinguished the blaze, resulting in the discovery of a lifeless body of a male.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, both matters are now being investigated as murders.
ACP Dean issued a plea to residents in both communities to come forward and help police with their investigations.
Monday’s killings came a day after police in Grand Bahama were called to the scene of a fatal shooting on that island.
The incident occurred shortly before 3am Sunday.
Last week, a Freeport Harbour employee was found murdered in his apartment in Freeport.
The victim, Dwayne Jackson, a courier, was found stabbed to death shortly before 11am last Tuesday inside his unit at the Maxim Court Apartments, off Ponce de Leon Drive in Freeport.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 328-TIPS.