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Renee Ming condemns ’lawless few’ who committed shooting

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Stamp out violence: Renee Ming, the Minister of National Security (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Crime Stoppers Bermuda has launched an anti-violence campaign (Image supplied)

The Minister of National Security last night urged anyone with information about the latest incident of gun violence to step forward.

Renee Ming, speaking at the Government’s Covid-19 press conference, said Monday night’s shooting near the junction of Court Street and Elliott Street marred an otherwise peaceful holiday weekend.

She said: “I condemn the actions of the lawless few who seek to wreak havoc in our neighbourhoods and our communities.

“Monday night’s incident was particularly awful as from many accounts it put innocent bystanders in harm’s way, with bullets indiscriminately hitting people’s homes.

“Thankfully the young man who was hurt is not facing life threatening injuries. However, we cannot let incidences like this become the norm.”

Ms Ming urged anyone with information to contact the police to help “stamp out all forms of violence and antisocial behaviour”.

Police said that shortly before 9pm two suspects, said to be men in dark coloured clothing wearing masks and gloves, opened fire on a 26-year-old man outside of Bulldogs Sports Lounge.

The men then fled the area on a dark coloured motorcycle, travelling down Elliott Street and onto Princess Street.

The victim was treated and released from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

A $5,000 reward was available to anyone who gave information that led to the recovery of a firearm through the Crime Stoppers hotline on 800 8477.

Anyone with information that could help the shooting investigation should contact the police at 211 or the main police number at 295 0011.