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Abaco murder victim identified

The man who was gunned down during a shooting incident in Abaco that left his wife and one-year-old daughter nursing gun shot injuries, was yesterday identified as Stanley Saintvil, 35.

According to police reports, a gunman pulled up to Saintvil’s home in Marsh Harbour, Abaco on Monday night. His wife, 25-year-old Sainta Louis and their daughter were both shot in the head.

However, police reported yesterday that they are in stable condition.They were both airlifted to New Providence for treatment.

Superintendent Noel Curry, officer-in-charge at Abaco, said the triple shooting took place just after 6 p.m. at Forest Drive. Saintvil was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings said”a male armed with a handgun entered the home demanding cash. During the incident a struggle ensued between the deceased,[his wife]and the suspect which resulted in the deceased being shot multiple times to the body.

An Abaco resident toldThe Nassau Guardianthat 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.

Friends of Saintvil recently expressed condolences on his facebook page.

one friend wrote,”Stanley, I will miss you… you were a wonderful father, friend, a kind-hearted cousin. There will never be anyone like you.

Another friend wrote,”Stanley, you were such a sweet person. I’m glad I came into contact with you. Hearing the news that you died took so much from me. I am now thinking about that handsome little son that you have, Lord, may his soul rest in peace.”

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