By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that left a man dead on Saturday night.
This latest incident marked the country’s 10th murder for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
According to police, shortly after 11pm on Saturday, a man went into the Southern Police Station suffering from a gunshot wound to his body.
He said he was in his vehicle at the junction of East Street and Brougham Street when he was approached by two men with firearms who demanded he give them his car.
He said after he declined and was driving off one of the men fired a shot at him. Paramedics assisted the man to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
On January 25, 19-year-old Breanna Mackey was stabbed to death the day after celebrating her birthday.
Mackey, of Palm Beach Street, was walking on Key West Street when a silver coloured Honda stopped next to her and three women got out of the vehicle, according to initial police reports.
Mackey was stabbed about the body before her assailants left the scene. She died in hospital.
A day prior, a man identified by police as Chamico Pheron Mackey, 35, was fatally shot while sitting in the doorway of his own home in the Plantol Street area.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call police at 919, 502-9991 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 328-TIPS.