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Pinewood resident is latest murder victim

The country’s latest murder victim was identified yesterday as Renaldo Demetri Forbes.

Forbes, 26, of Pinewood Gardens, was shot in the head on Sunday night, police said.

According to police, he was in the area of Augusta Street near Tucker Corner when he was shot around 7pm.

Forbes was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel.

Police said they were uncertain about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which brought the murder count in The Bahamas for 2010 to 93.

On Sunday, three other people were shot in separate incidents, however their injuries were not fatal.

Police reported that shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday two females, ages 17 and 23, were shot during an altercation while in the area of Rupert Dean Lane.

Both females were shot in the thigh.

Police said the victims were taken to hospital by emergency medical personnel where they were listed in stable condition.

Police said they were following significant leads into the matter.

Another shooting took place around 7 :30 p.m. at Homestead Street, off Lincoln Boulevard, police reported.

A 31-year-old man was at his residence when he was reportedly approached by another male armed with a handgun who demanded cash.

Police said when the victim informed the culprit that he had no cash he was shot to the thigh. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was in stable condition.

Police said the culprit reportedly fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.

In other crime news, two businesses were also robbed on Sunday, police said.

Around 1 p.m. three masked gunmen reportedly held up Asue Draw on Baillou Hill Road and Martin Street.

Police said the men robbed the establishment of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area in a silver Honda Inspire south on Baillou Hill Road.

Police were questioning a 30-year-old resident of Excellence Estates in connection with this matter.

About 30 minutes later, T&L Solutions on Alexander Boulevard in Nassau Village was robbed, according to police.

Police said two masked gunmen entered the establishment and demanded cash.

They also robbed the establishment of an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot in a westerly direction, police said.

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