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Bailed Kemp Road Man Found Shot Dead In The Street

The body of a man found shot dead off southern Kemp Road on Wednesday night is taken away. Photo: Terrel W Carey/Tribune Staff

The body of a man found shot dead off southern Kemp Road on Wednesday night is taken away. Photo: Terrel W Carey/Tribune Staff

By RICARDO WELLS

Tribune Staff Reporter

rwells@tribunemedia.net

THE country recorded another homicide on Wednesday night - the seventh of the new year according to The Tribune's records - after the lifeless body of a man was discovered near the intersection of Kingston and Denver streets, off southern Kemp Road, with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to Chief Superintendent Kendal Strachan, officers responded to calls of gunfire in the area around 6.40pm and once on the scene discovered the body of an adult male, lifeless, near the side of the street.

CS Strachan said responding officers summoned EMS personnel who, on arrival, declared the male dead.

He said officers immediately launched their investigation into the homicide, adding that police were appealing to the public to turn all unlicensed firearms in to police.

“This latest homicide is troubling to this nation as we continue to sound the cry for persons to turn in the guns,” said CS Strachan. “Every gun that is allowed to be out there will do exact this kind of activity on the life of some unexpecting individual.”

While police were unable to identify the victim, people gathered at the crime scene indicated to The Tribune that he was a resident of the Kemp Road community apparently in his 20s, with many identifying him by his alias “KJ”.

The Tribune also understands that the victim was known to police and, according to residents of the area, was reportedly released on bail in recent months. He was rumoured to be connected to the shooting death of a young man in the southern Kemp Road area in 2015.

CS Strachan appealed to residents with any information on the latest incident to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.

Comments

norman_t 4 months, 1 week ago

People who continue to believe that guns are the problem need to be sent back to grade school. Guns are not the problem! The problem is that we raise kids who have no respect for anything, including life. Criminals will ALWAYS be able to get a gun. Most decent people could hold a gun in their hands their whole life and never kill another person. Guns are not the problem. The problem is people who think that guns are the problem. We are ignorant, and proud of it. No wonder the police are getting nowhere. They want a quick fix. There ain't one.

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John 4 months, 1 week ago

The truth is half of the killings since October are members of one gang in this country. This gang is splintered and members of each faction are killing members from other factions. Many of these young men are not involved in the beef and take no measures to protect themselves because they are not sweet they are a target and will be gunned down. There is a lot the police can do to stop the carnage that they are not doing. They know who the various leaders of this gang are. Public service announcements and visits to various schools to warn young men against joint gangs and letting them know what the consequences will be. Right now there are warnings posted internationally telling people not to come to the Bahamas, "because a cartel is involved in killing all the young men in the Bahamas." How sad after a decade and over a thousand killings the country and especially the police cannot seem to be able to get a grip and stop the murders.

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John 4 months, 1 week ago

*aware not 'sweet' and joking gangs not 'joint.'

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John 4 months, 1 week ago

Joining not joking. Autocorrect is a trip

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athlete12 4 months, 1 week ago

What's sad is that this has become the norm, kids killing each other. I call them kids because a young man knows issues aren't solved through violence.

However they aren't to blame because the system has failed them by not providing them with opportunities for growth. They've realized that even if they finish high school BGCSE and all that at best they go to COB for 5-6 years, spend half year try to find a decent job that 14-16k. With VAT and the cost of living rising that miteaswell be nothing.

These murders won't go away until government PLP FNM DNA or whoever decide to create opportunities for Bahamians. Which starts by creating local industries and stop overly relying on foreign imports.

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Cobalt 4 months, 1 week ago

Ture.... but we must also acknowledge that the parents of these young boys have failed them! The parents of these adolescent boys (mainly the fathers) have failed to raise them with propoer values.

Meanwhile....... the police are telling us that crime is down. Really Greenslade??? This country is a joke. From the government all the way down to the people.

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B_I_D___ 4 months, 1 week ago

Female kids raising kids alone as the dead beat father who was also likely still a child run in the opposite direction. We are at a moral low point in this country, compounded by deplorable educational opportunities that are producing thousands of unemployable teenagers who attended a glorified baby sitting service for 12 years or so.

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