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Bahamas: Multiple Shootings Leave One Dead, Many Injured

A YOUNG child was one of five people injured in a shooting incident in Montel Heights on Saturday.

This incident was one of multiple shootings that occurred over the weekend, including the death of a young man on Friday in Nassau Village.

According to police, shortly after 9pm on Saturday, a group of people were at a social gathering in Montel Heights when two men, one armed with a shotgun, the other a handgun approached and “fired several shots into the crowd before fleeing on foot”.

The child, whose age was not released, and four other victims were taken to hospital. Police said their injuries were listed as non-life threatening.

A second shooting incident occurred approximately two hours later.

Police said shortly after 11.30pm, a man was standing in the area of Market Street and Palm Tree Avenue, “when the occupants of a silver Honda Fit vehicle pulled up and shot him before speeding off”.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

The investigations into both these incidents are ongoing.

On Friday, one man was killed and a woman injured following a double shooting off Taylor Street, Nassau Village.

According to police, the incident took place shortly after noon. The victims were part of a group engaged in a social gathering on a porch when three men emerged from the lot next door and opened fire, shooting two people.

The woman was rushed to hospital in a private vehicle, where she is listed in stable condition. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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