Teen killed on basketball court and 15-year-old shot dead in sleep

A TEENAGER was shot dead on a basketball court at a school on Friday night and a 15-year-old was shot dead in his sleep on Saturday morning in separate murders.

The 18-year-old was on the court with two other males when they were approached by three males dressed in hooded jackets.

There was a confrontation that led to the victim leaving the area, but one of the males in hooded jackets pulled out a gun and opened fire on the group, hitting the 18-year-old.

He was taken to hospital by emergency services but succumbed to his wounds.

In the second incident, at about 3.15am on Saturday, the 15-year-old was asleep in his bed in a residence on Smith's Lane off Wulff Road when someone forced open a bedroom window and fired shots inside, hitting the teenager multiple times.

Emergency services attended the scene but there were no signs of life.

Acting on information, police arrested two 15-year-old boys.

Police were alerted to both shootings by ShotSpotter technology.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 911, 919, CID on 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers on 328-TIPS (8477).

• A motorcyclist died in a traffic incident on Saturday at about 4am. The man was found lying unresponsive next to a blue Yamaha 125 motorcycle in a bushy area on Poinciana Avenue, east of Market Street.

Emergency personnel attended but the victim was dead at the scene. Police are appealing for information.

• Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery on Friday at 10am at a business on Lunar Boulevard. A man entered the business and held an employee at bay "with an unknown object", report police, and took an undisclosed sum of cash and fled.

Police in New Providence are investigating another armed robbery, on Poinciana Avenue and Market Street, when two gunmen confronted a man at a church and took his green 2024 Kia Sportage, licence plate AJ2568, and fled in the vehicle along Market Street.


rosiepi 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Just another wkd in the Bahamas…

In light of the shortage of ambulances and hospital staff, how many victims of accidents and gunshot wounds would be alive today if our healthcare systems were managed by competent managers?

K4C 2 months, 1 week ago

You are missing the part where Bahamians of all ages are being MURDERED

TalRussell 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Those purporting to be on top as the colony's 'crime handlers' are denounced on all sides by the larger popoulaces'. --- Whilst appreciate "sister's" appearances with statements to resolve this frustration,”by Comrade Inspector, "Sister" Chrislyn Skippings. --- Yes?

sheeprunner12 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Nassau is beginning to resemble DR Congo and West Africa where boy soldiers are used by the politicians to fight their rivals for power & control over the illegal trade systems in their country (gold, jewels, drugs, metals etc).

Who are these "boy soldiers" working for in 242????

GodSpeed 2 months, 1 week ago

I can only hope the two murders were gang related otherwise this country is truly going down the toilet.

ThisIsOurs 2 months, 1 week ago

Shortsighted. There are 10 children being born everyday to replace each deceased gang member. Have you noticed we're down to 15 year olds now? War torn African countries are down to 9 and 10 year olds. Carrying weapons. Theres one kingpin outliving them all with an endless source of capital to continue his control of govt officials, police, immigration, defence force, customs, govt ministries... and growth of his corrupt empire. As he gives speeches to refined gatherings.

The next thing the auditor general has to probe is that 25m airport deal and all the beneficiaries inside and outside govt. Maybr use interpol for secreted intl bank accounts.

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