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TCI: Police investigate latest shooting/murder

#Providenciales, September 1, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are currently investigating a shooting on August 31st, 2019 that left one male dead and a second male injured.

According to reports, 911 Central received reports at 7:54 p.m., of shots fired in the area of Club Pillows in The Bight Providenciales. Two men received gunshot wounds. One man succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead at Hospital at 8:32 p.m., while the second man is currently being treated at Hospital for his injuries and is listed as stable.

Commissioner of Police, Trevor Botting said, “This spike in gun crime simply has to change! Two men were victims, one sadly passed away tonight and the other is Hospitalized. Heartfelt Condolences and prayers to the families of both victims. We are currently working on leads into this matter. My Officers were on patrol in the area and they heard the shots and called it in. No one should be happy with how gun crimes are increasing in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we are begging anyone who may have information; someone must have seen something, someone must know something. We don’t want to know your identity; use Crime Stoppers anonymously to get the tips to us. It is important that we get these criminals behind bars because it appears as if they do not fear consequences of their actions”.

Anyone with information no matter how small, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.

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