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A 28-year-old man died this morning after being shot yesterday in a daylight attack on Court Street.

Another man remains in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. His condition is not known.

Bermuda Police Service confirmed the death of Clarke Fox, who succumbed to his injuries after being shot at the corner of Court and Elliot streets in Pembroke Parish.

A liaison officer has been assigned to Mr Fox's family.

Detective Inspector Kenten Trott said police received reports of multiple gunshots in the area at about 2.45pm yesterday.

A police spokesman said the suspects were two men on a red and black motorcycle.

The rider wore dark clothes and a dark helmet and the pillion passenger was also in dark clothes, but wearing a white helmet.

Mr Trott added: “They would have travelled south along Court Street, then turned around and went north down Court Street before turning west on Angle Street.

“At this moment, we are very early in the investigation, so inquiries are ongoing.

“We are asking if anyone was in the area of Court Street, if you could please contact police on 295-0011 or 247-1739.”

The shooting victims were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by private vehicle.

Officers taped off a section of Court Street at its junction with Elliott Street as they began their investigation.

Several bullet casings were visible near the junction.

One car parked on the southbound side of the road had a shattered rear window and a second had a bullet hole at the bottom of a rear window.

Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, called for “calm in the community”.

He said the public were already suffering “strain and anxiety and uncertainty” because of the “deadly pandemic that is sweeping the globe”.

Mr Caines added: “The absolute last thing Bermuda needs is an onset of senseless gun violence and antisocial behaviour.”

He said people needed to come together and support one another, not “engage in destructive behaviour”.

Ben Smith, the shadow minister, said it was “unbelievable that people engage in these acts that add an extra layer of anxiety on our already anxious population and put even more strain on our emergency services”.

Mr Smith said the island had to work as one in the face of the coronavirus pandemic to “help Bermuda weather this storm”.

He added: “I always condemn all acts of violence, but given the situation we find ourselves in today, this is beyond belief.

“This must stop, and we must do all we can to help the police find the culprits as soon as possible.”

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the main police number on, 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 8008477

Evidence gathering: police investigate the scene after shots were fired on Court Street yesterday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Murder victim: Clarke Fox, 28, succumbed to his injuries today after being shot shortly before 2.45pm yesterday, at the corner of Court and Elliot streets in Pembroke (Photograph supplied)
Bullet hole: a car window smashed by one of the bullets (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Crime scene: police responded o reports of gunfire on Court Street yesterday after an incident that left two men injured. Here, a car window is shown smashed by a bullet (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Crime scene: police responded o reports of gunfire on Court Street yesterday after an incident that left two men injured (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 18, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated March 18, 2020 at 3:42 pm)

Man shot on Court Street dies in hospital

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