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Cordoned off: police begin the process of the scene of an attempted shooting in Divots restaurant at the Belmont Hills Golf Course

A firearms incident occurred at Divots Bar and Grill in Warwick yesterday afternoon.

Police confirmed that no one had been injured in the incident and that a firearm had been recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph of the Specialist Investigations Division said: "At 1.10pm we received a report of a firearms incident at Divots Bar and Grill located at Belmont Hills, in Warwick.

"We can confirm a firearm has been recovered and the forensic support unit is processing the scene. No one has been injured as a result of this incident.

"We are appealing to anyone with information to call 211 or the main police number on 295-0011.

"We are particularly interested in anyone who may have seen a male, 6ft 2in, wearing a grey/blue rain coat, grey blue jeans, white high top sneakers riding a black motorcycle and wearing a black helmet."

The Serious Crime Unit attended the scene along with Lawrence Scott, acting National Security Minister and Ianthia Simmons-Wade, area MP.

Mr Joseph said he could not confirm if there had been a failed attempt to discharge a weapon.

But a golfer told The Royal Gazette he encountered a panicked waitress who came out of the restaurant saying a man had tried and failed to discharge the weapon.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said: "I’m at Belmont playing and a gunman ran into Divots trying to shoot some young men! Gun jammed, but guy ran off towards Hole 12 & Longford Hill."

He added: "I was playing golf and this is what I was met with."

Mr Scott, who was accompanied by area MP Mrs Simmons-Wade, said: "We are concerned about every incident of anti-social behaviour.

“We want to stress as area MP and MP for the neighbouring area, if you know something, say something. Share information so we can help to stop this type of antisocial behaviour from happening again.

"It's going to take not just a community effort but a country-wide effort. Cabinet is discussing how we can work together to make sure this is not the norm."

Mrs Simmons-Wade added: "I am glad no one was injured. We have to work together Bermuda, we must step forward this is not acceptable in this country."

If police confirm the reports, this will be the second incident since Sunday when a person has allegedly tried and failed to discharge a firearm.

Police said yesterday that a man man pointed a silver handgun at another man who was sitting on a white bike near the junction of Court Street and Elliott Street in Hamilton on Sunday night.

An unknown caller told police the suspect attempted to discharge the weapon when it jammed and then off through the parking lot towards Union Street.

Several rounds of live ammunition were recovered during a search of the area, said police who appealed for witnesses to come forward.

On scene: police vehicles are parked at Belmont, where an alleged firearms incident took place at Divots restaurant.