22-Year-Old Man Shot & Injured Near Somers Garden, St. George’s [Updated]

Tue, 2021-03-30

Around 2:45pm today (Tuesday, March 30th) a firearm incident occurred near Somers Garden in St. George’s.

A 22-year-old Pembroke man was shot multiple times about his body. Apparently he was working in the area at the time he was shot.

The 22-year-old man was transported by private vehicle to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries, which at this time are not believed to be life threatening.

The suspects are described as two men on a dark coloured motorcycle without a licence plate. The rider was wearing a white helmet, while the pillion passenger was described as light brown complexioned with a thick moustache, wearing a black helmet and colourful jacket.

Individuals fitting the description of the two suspects were seen leaving St. George’s on a motorcycle and pursued by police. However, officers lost sight of them in the Paynters Road, Harrington Sound area. Efforts to locate the two suspects continue.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is treating this shooting as a gang related incident.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels (Crime) said at the scene: “Even though at this stage the 22-year-old man’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening, that does not take away the callous nature of this incident. It is unfortunate that this happened in broad daylight, openly on a street – which shows the length these young men will go to get at each other.”

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley added: “The BPS is taking this incident seriously and continues to monitor current gang tensions. Someone knows who the perpetrators are. I urge those that can assist in bringing the offenders to justice to come forward and assure that any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Any witnesses or members of the public with relevant details are urged to call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739, or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-8477.

Update: Press conference statement from Detective Sergeant Jason Smith.