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Triple shooting on Abaco

A gunman or gunmen pulled up to a home in Abaco last night, killing a man in his late 30s and shooting his wife and one-year-old daughter.

Superintendent Noel Curry, officer-in-charge at Abaco, said the triple shooting took place just after 6 p.m. at Forest Drive, Dundas Town. The victim is believed to be Haitian. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Curry said the man’s wife and his daughter were each shot to the upper body. They were both airlifted to New Providence for treatment.

There was speculation last night that the shooter or shooters may have been attempting to rob the deceased. Curry said robbery is one of several possible motives being investigated by police.

An Abaco resident toldThe Nassau Guardianlast night that the man’s body could be seen slumped over near an entry door to the residence. His vehicle was reportedly still running when police arrived at the scene, indicating that the victim may have been ambushed, the resident said.

The killing is the 91st homicide recorded by police in 2010. This is a record number of homicides in The Bahamas.

This homicide occurred less than a week after the 90th homicide was recorded.

On December 1, police said Dexter Andrew Brown, 42, was shot while standing at the back door of his Misty Gardens residence around 8:30 p.m. Two men approached Brown and he was shot about the body, according to police.

Brown was taken to hospital via ambulance. However, he died a short time later.

One day earlier, taxi-cab driver Taleus Fatal, 62, of Grand Bahama was shot when three men broke into his residence, reportedly in search of money.

According to police, the incident took place at Gouge Lane around 1:30 a.m. on November 30. The men reportedly demanded cash from Fatal, his wife and daughter. After robbing them, police said a shot was fired, hitting Fatal to the body. He died at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

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