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Man, 25, shot dead on Bandroom Lane

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Murder scene: the second shooting incident this week has resulted in the death of a 25-year-old man on Bandroom Lane(Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A 25-year-old male was shot and killed last night in the area of Bandroom Lane, Pembroke.

Police were called to the scene after repeated 911 calls at about 7.35pm, and Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro later confirmed that the man had died from his injuries.

Talking to the media at the site, Mr Pedro said that the killing was believed to be gang-related, and that the Bermuda Police Service could not provide any more details at that time.

He added: “A full investigation led by the Serious Crime Unit is under way, and the full resources of the Bermuda Police Service are being given to this investigation.

“I am acutely aware that this is the second firearm incident in the last 72 hours [after the Hamilton Parish Workman’s Club shooting on Wednesday]. We have adequate resources to deal with this and the other issue.

“I’d like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

“This is a small-knit community, and people in the area will know or have seen things that have raised their attention or suspicion.

“I would urge those people to come forward and get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information can call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1285 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Seeking public assistance: Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro has appealed for anyone with information to come forward(Photograph by Akil Simmons)