The BBC reports that a British citizen from Winnipeg, Canada was shot and killed while visiting the Bahamas earlier this week.
56 year old Edgar Dart was visiting his mother in Emerald Bay, Grand Bahama after his father died. The BBC says that around 7:00 AM on Tuesday, a masked gang of three robbers broke into his mother’s home armed with a gun and a machete. The family were tied up with duct tape during the raid and jewelry and personal items were stolen. Mr. Dart was killed in front of his son, as well as in front of his brother, sister-in-law and young nephew.
The Daily Mail reported that “they were forced to look on helplessly as Edgar lay on the floor bleeding to death in front of them. It took him around an hour to die . . . and there was just nothing they could do for him.”
A family member said: "His young son was there as well – it is barbaric, horrific and just really shocking."
No arrests have been made.
The Daily Mail quoted Mr. Dart’s brother saying "The police report on the killing is very scant. Crime is on the increase on the island and they do not want such matters reported because they fear it will damage the tourist industry."
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