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Bahamas: Five murders over Independence holiday weekend

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After a long holiday weekend, police have reported a spate of killings since Thursday that resulted in five men dead.

The latest incident occurred shortly before 6pm on East Street opposite Coconut, Grove Avenue.

Police said they met the body of a man lying under a shelter at a car wash with gunshot multiple gunshot wounds.

Press Liason ASP Audley Peters told reporters on the scene that initial reports revealed that a number of people were gathered at the car wash when a small dark vehicle approached and a lone man exited and fired shots in the direction of the group.

The victim was fatally wounded in the process.

Peters appealed for anyone in the area who may have information to contact police.

“It is the fifth incident that occurred over the weekend,” he said.

“We are concerned about all of the incidents that are occurring.

“However, we are also encouraged by the information are received from members of the public.”

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