By RIEL MAJOR
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN died in hospital after he was shot while sitting in his car on Wednesday night, police said.
The incident is the sixth killing police reported this week. It pushed the murder count to 76 for the year, according to this newspaper’s records.
Police said shortly before 11pm on Wednesday, a man was sitting in a vehicle at Bimini Avenue off Market Street, when he was approached by an armed man. The man opened fire in his direction, injuring him before fleeing the scene.
The injured man was taken to hospital where he later died.
Meanwhile, two other men are in hospital after they were shot earlier on Wednesday.
According to police, shortly after 4pm, three men were at a mechanic’s shop on Pinedale Road off Wulff Road when an armed man entered and began firing in their direction, injuring two men. The culprit escaped.
The men were taken to hospital and are listed in stable condition.
September has been a bloody month with 13 killings so far, according to The Tribune’s records.
Police were called to an apartment on Gladstone Road shortly after 4am on Tuesday when neighbours heard screams. Officers discovered an unresponsive couple with visible blunt force trauma to their bodies. Police have identified the victims as Gloria Estella Rolle, 58, of Nassau Village, and Tenneson Vaught Leslie, 39, of Gladstone Road. Leslie is originally from Jamaica, police said.
On Monday night, three men were standing outside a home on Armbrister Street, Fox Hill when they were injured during a drive-by shooting. One of them died at the scene while the two others received non-life threatening injuries. Earlier Monday, police said a man who was shot in the Chippingham area last Saturday died in hospital.
Another man was found dead around 7am Monday in the area of Johnson Road. Two other men died in separate shooting incidents that occurred on Sunday.
The first murder for this month was recorded on September 4 in Grand Bahama. A man has been charged with killing that victim, Clayton Bannister.
Investigations are continuing in these matters.
Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with these investigations, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station.