NASSAU – A 34-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were shot dead and a man was injured at an apartment on Woodes Alley, off Market Street, around 5 a.m. yesterday, police said.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson, two armed men broke into the apartment and began shooting.
The woman and her daughter were shot to the upper body and the man to his leg, police said.
He was taken to hospital and was reportedly in stable condition.
A relative identified the victims as Angelique Berry, 34, an Atlantis Resort chef, and Indiana Forbes, 14,
a student of C.C. Sweeting Senior High School.
Ferguson did not confirm whether there were
any other residents in the apartment at the time
of the shooting.
Police arrested a man, who resides in the area,
but the second suspect remained at large.
Ferguson thanked residents of the community and responding officers for their “quick action” which led to the arrest.
Marguerite Burrows, Berry’s aunt, told The Nassau Guardian her family will struggle to cope with the tragedy.
Burrows said Berry and her daughter had a close relationship and were well loved by the family.
“Indiana was especially very, very loving,” she said. “This is certainly a tragedy for the family.
“They will be missed very much. This is hard to cope with . . . two people dying at the same time.”
The deaths pushed the country’s murder count
for 2013 up to 93.