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Murder count in Bahamas passes 2012 figure
Published on December 28, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Taneka Thompson
Nassau Guardian Senior Reporter

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Two men were killed in separate early morning shootings in the Bahamas on Thursday, police said. The deaths pushed this year’s murder count past the 111 murders that were recorded in 2012. However, police said they could not provide an accurate figure on Thursday.

Assistant Commissioner Anthony Ferguson said police had no suspects in custody for either of the incidents. He said it was unclear what motivated the attacks.

The shootings came three days after a web shop employee was shot in the face and killed during what police said was a robbery.

Last weekend, two people were murdered.

Police are also investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains found in bushes in Central Andros last Saturday afternoon.

The discovery came nearly a month after a man and woman were reported missing on that island.

Ferguson said police are treating the incident as a murder investigation but could not say if the skeletal remains are from one or more bodies.

Republished with permission of the Nassau Guardian
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