NASSAU — A man was shot dead and his 11-year-old son was injured at home on Rosedale Street in New Providence on Saturday night, police said.
In a separate incident that same night, another man reportedly wearing an ankle bracelet was also murdered in the Kemp Road area.
The latest incidents pushed the murder count for 2013 to 51.
The killings came a few days after a 69-year-old woman was shot in a home invasion off Nassau Street around 3:30 a.m. Friday. At last report, she was in critical condition in hospital.
Regarding the latest incident, police said a 54-year-old man and his son were shot around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The father, who relatives identified as William Scott, was pronounced dead at the scene. His son was taken to hospital for treatment.
The Nassau Guardian understands that the two were asleep at the time.
Public servant for 30 years
A relative said that Scott, a father of more than 10 children, worked in the public service for 30 years and was stationed at the Department of Environmental Health.
The relative, who did not wish to be identified, said the family did not know why he was attacked, but suspected thieves may have targeted him.
“It’s a mystery,” the relative said. “He lived such a quiet life. He never liked locking his back door… After his kids got grown, he got back in the habit of not locking the back door.”
Police officers attached to the Kemp Road Urban Renewal Centre visited the Rosedale Street crime scene just after 2 p.m. yesterday to console grieving relatives and offer counseling.
Inspector Kendal Smith, officer-in-charge of Kemp Road Urban Renewal, said officers canvassed the communities of both murders with area pastors.
“We sat and spoke with the families to see what assistance we can offer,” Smith said. (Nassau Guardian)