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12th Murder Investigation Underway

Officers of the Serious Crime Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a murder in the vicinity of Duck Yard, Providenciales, on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 around 9:00 p.m.

According to the Police Control Room, a male and female were shot and needed assistance. Officers were immediately dispatched to the scene, where they discovered the lifeless body of a 39-year-old male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

A 34-year-old female was also seen inside a dark coloured Honda Fit vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken via private vehicle to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for treatment.

Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said, “This is another senseless waste of a life and another is seriously ill in hospital. The perpetrators of this level of violence have no place in our communities and we are determined to identify them and bring them to justice. On behalf of the Force, I would like to express thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the young man who was shot last evening. I also pray for a speedy recovery for the young lady currently receiving medical care. Finally, crimes like this should anger us all and encourage those of you who might have seen or heard something to let us know immediately to get these criminals out of the community”.

While the investigators are trying to determine the circumstances of this shooting incident, anyone with information into this latest murder investigation or who was in the vicinity of the Zap Zap bar is asked to please call Crime Stoppers confidentially at 1-800-8477(TIPS) or call 911.

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