The Royal Bahamas Police Force reported multiple shootings over the weekend. On Sunday evening a baby shower turned deadly when gunmen opened fire on the event. This occurred in the Nassau Village community where, according to reports, five men were shot. Three of which were taken to hospital in private vehicles and one male succumbed to his injuries on the scene. Police Press Liaison Officer, Chief Superintendent, Chrislyn Skippings informed, “the four juveniles were taken to the hospital, they’re presently seeking medical attention at this time. As to what happening at the event, Chief Superintendent Skippings said, “they actually opened fire on the crowd, so indiscriminately, and so that is why we have five people who were shot. And it says something about the mindset of these criminals. At this time I am unable to say what the motive is in this particular incident. However, once that information becomes available, we will update you.”
Chief Superintendent Skippings appealed to the public in hope of reducing further incidents saying, “family members, parents, siblings, you know exactly who your family have conflicts with, let’s help you to save them. The only way that can happen is by you partnering with your police department. Bring the information to us, let us sit down, let us show these young people how to resolve conflicts.”
A second shooting incident occurred in the area of Fleming Street. Chief Superintendent Skippings said, “another young male, he was walking on Fleming Street when two male occupants of a dark colored Cube opened fire on that particular male. He was able to evade those persons and subsequently he is in hospital right now being treated for his injuries.”
Chief Superintendent Skippings promised to provide more information on the Nassau Village incident as it becomes available.