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29-year-old Olympic track star Shavez Hart shot dead outside nightclub in the Bahamas

Olympic star Shavez Hart unfortunately passed away outside a night club after breaking up a fight.

Shavez Hart

In devastating news, Olympic track star Shavez Hart was shot dead on Tuesday night outside a nightclub while trying to break up an argument late at night. The 29-year-old was tragically shot outside a Bahama nightclub at 2am, at the age of just 29.

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The incident occurred in Mount Hope when Hart tried to stop a group of men fighting outside in the car park, just four days before his 30th birthday. Reportedly, one of the men went out of the parking lot, and took a gun out of his car before shooting Hart in the chest and driving off.

The suspect was later arrested and taken into police custody. The sprinter was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. “The Olympic family is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Shavez Hart, a proud native of Abaco,” the Bahamas Olympic Committee said in a statement. The Olympian held several medals, including a gold in the 4×100 relay at the Central American and Caribbean Championships.

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Olympic Sprinter Shavez Hart’s death comes as a shock to the entire Bahamian community

Shavez Hart

“He was such a good son – very quiet and always helpful. He did a lot of work in the community and was always trying to give back,” said his devastated mother Shammaine Hart after the horrendous incident. “I will certainly miss him.”

Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis also paid a tribute to the athlete on Twitter “On behalf of my family and the people of the Bahamas, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Shavez Hart. As a country we are blessed to have a great athlete to carry our flag around the world. Ann and I will keep the Shavez family in our thoughts and prayers.”

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