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Olympic sprinter Shavez Hart, 29, shot dead outside of nightclub in the Bahamas

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Olympic sprinter Chavez Hart, 29, was shot and killed outside a nightclub in the Bahamas. Hart, who was due to turn 30 on Tuesday, tried to break up a fight between a group of men outside a nightclub in the Abaco Islands on Saturday.

According to Express in the United Kingdom, Hart was trying to stop a fight between a group of men in a parking lot near a nightclub during the shooting. During an argument, one of the members approached their car, grabbed a gun, and shot Hart in the chest.

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Hart was reportedly taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The suspect was eventually arrested and is currently in police custody.

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Hart competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for the Bahamas. The 29-year-old has won the 100m and 200m domestic Bahamian races eight times and also qualified for the 2016 Olympics with a time of 10.10 seconds, making him the third fastest Bahamian sprinter of all time.

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“On behalf of my family and the people of the Bahamas, I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Chávez Hart,” said Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis. tweeted. “As a country, we are blessed to have a great athlete to carry our flag around the world. Ann and I will remember the Chavez family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Hart was known as a straight sprinter, his best run in the 400 meters. He helped the Bahamians to a silver medal in the relay at the World Indoor Athletics Tournament back in 2016.




Source: www.cbssports.com

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