The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) has launched an investigation into the shooting death of a man in the Providenciales settlement of Five Cays on Tuesday.
Investigators, who did not release the identity of the man, stated that preliminary reports indicated that at about 3pm, the Police Control Room received a call from a resident informing that gunshots were being heard in Five Cays.
“RTCIPF officers responded to the given location at Reece Street and found the lifeless body of a male, lying face down on the ground with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body,” the report said.
The police said their information indicated that the victim was a resided of Sand Bar Street, Five Cays, adding that they have were yet to establish a motive for the slaying.
“The public is being advised to notify the closest police station or to contact Crime Stoppers and give any information regarding this murder or any illegal activity anonymously.
“Please note, that Crime Stoppers calls are answered in Miami and in Houston by Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers which is a non-profit and not a police agency.
“The calls are anonymous and cannot be traced in the United States or the TCI,” the police said.