The world of sports and athletics in particular dressed in mourning after echoing the death of Bahamian Olympic sprinter Shavez Hart at age 29 after an argument in the parking lot of a nightclub where he was celebrating his 30th birthday.
According to the Royal Bahamas Police, the renowned athlete was the victim of a gunshot to the chest while trying to stop a fight that had broken out around 2 a.m. in Mount Hope, North Abaco (about 200 kilometers from the capital Nassau).
The episode report detailed that a group of men got into a confrontation in the nightclub parking lot when one of them left the scene and returned minutes later with a gun. It was at that moment that he opened fire and one of the bullets hit the athlete’s torso.
Although he was transferred to the Marsh Harbor Clinic, Upon arrival, he was declared dead. Local media reported that the suspect was arrested and taken into custody while the investigation is ongoing.
“He was a good son, very calm and always helpful. He did a lot of work in the community and was always trying to give back. I will certainly miss him,” lamented Shammaine Hart, the athlete’s mother in dialogue with the newspaper Nassau Guardian after learning of the tragic event.
Shavez Hart, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympicsin which he participated in two sprint events, being eliminated in the first rounds, was the third fastest Bahamian sprinter of all time in the x100 meters category.
“It is with great sadness that I express my deepest condolences to the family of the late Olympian Shavez Hart!”Bahamian Sports Minister Mario Bowleg said while the Bahamian Olympic Committee released an official statement: “The Olympic family is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Shavez Hart, a proud Abaco native. He was always very humble, but proud and determined to offer the best of himself for the good of the country”.
Among his winners, the runner won a silver medal in the 4×400 relay corresponding to the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland with Michael Mathieu, Alonzo Russell and Chris Brown.
In 4×100 relay he won the gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Championship in 2013, while he became the national champion in 100 and 200 meters between 2014 and 2019. His best time in the 100 meters was 10.10 seconds.
“On behalf of my family and the people of the Bahamas, I offer my deepest condolences to the Hart family. As a country we are lucky to have a great athlete who will carry our flag around the world. Ann and I will keep the Shavez family in our thoughts and prayers,” said Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis at his tribute.
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