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Happy Valley shooting victim ‘stable’ in ICU

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A 37-year-old man is being treated in hospital after being shot eight times last night.

According to a spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service, officers responded to a report of gunshots being heard in the area of Happy Valley Road in Devonshire at about 10.45pm.

“Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a 37-year-old man was shot multiple times through the body,” said the spokesman, who added that the incident happened outside a residence. “The victim was hit in his lower and mid extremities. He has been shot in his arm and his leg, and he had eight bullet wounds.

“That man was taken to KEMH [King Edward VII Memorial Hospital] where he is being treated for his injuries.”

In an update at 7.30am today, police said the man was in a stable condition in the intensive care unit.

Officers from the forensic support unit and the serious crime unit were at the scene last night. Police are interested in speaking to anyone who saw individuals on two cycles acting suspiciously, then fleeing the area.

In a joint statement, Walter Roban, the Shadow Minister of Home Affairs, and Michael Weeks, the Opposition spokesman for community affairs, called this evening for witnesses to come forward and assist law enforcement “in getting these shooters off our streets”.

“In what is becoming an all too frequent occurrence, another act of gun violence has tarnished the peace and tranquility of our community,” they said.

“It is evident that something is deeply wrong and requires a community effort to change the mindset that believes disputes must be settled with guns.

“Our prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 295-0011 or the Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Police officers in the area of Happy Valley Road, Devonshire, where a 37-year-old man was shot last night (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Police officers in the area of Happy Valley Road, Devonshire, where a 37-year-old man was shot last night (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Police officers in the area of Happy Valley Road, Devonshire, where a 37-year-old man was shot last night (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published January 10, 2016 at 12:33 pm (Updated January 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm)

Happy Valley shooting victim ‘stable’ in ICU

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