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Man Injured In Drive-By Shooting

A GRAND Bahama man was seriously injured following a drive-by shooting on the Mall Drive in Freeport this week.

Police are searching for the occupants of a silver Mazda that reportedly fired on passengers in another vehicle around midnight on Tuesday, hitting the victim in the upper body.

According to police, shortly after 11pm two male occupants in a grey Chevrolet Cavalier were reportedly driving on the Mall Drive in the area of RND Plaza when a silver Mazda allegedly drove up next to them and began shooting.

ASP Terecita Pinder reported the male driver in the Cavalier sustained injuries to the upper body, but the passenger was not injured.

The male passenger drove the injured victim to the Rand Memorial Hospital where is listed in serious condition.

Police are appealing to anyone with information that can assist them with their investigations to call the Central Detective Unit at 350-3107 through 12; 919, 911, or the nearest police station.

Meanwhile, police in Bimini discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana in bushes in Alice Town on Tuesday.

ASP Pinder said shortly before 9pm officers acting on information went to an area on Queen’s Highway where they found in bushes a plastic bag containing three pounds, 11oz, of suspected marijuana.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $3,200.

No arrest was made, and police are actively investigating the matter.

Drug Enforcement Unit officers on Grand Bahama recovered a backpack with two pounds of suspected marijuana in the Sergeant Major Road area in Lucaya on Monday. Sometime around 10pm, DEU officers were in the area and observed four men who ran on seeing the officers. One of the suspects was seen discarding a backpack as he escaped in the bushes.

Officers searched the area and found the backpack which contained four plastic bags of suspected marijuana. They also searched for the suspects, but they escaped on foot.

ASP Pinder reported that the drugs have an estimated street value of $2,000.

In a second incident, shortly before 11pm on Monday DEU officers acting on information, while at Cora’s Place on Sergeant Major Road, discovered a brown paper bag with twenty .40 rounds of Smith and Wesson ammunition. No one was arrested in connection with the matter.

Police are continuing their investigations into these matters.

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