Man shot dead in Paget
Police are investigating the murder of a man in the Ord Road area of Paget last night.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford confirmed shortly after midnight that the man had been fatally shot.
Police spokesman Gary Moreno said earlier that police were called to the Tribe Road No 5 area shortly after 10.15pm after receiving reports of gunshots.
On arrival they found a man in the street who had sustained gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mr Stableford was unable to say if the shooting had happened inside the property or out on the street, but did confirm that the alarm was first raised after the victim was seen outside a property.
He said: “At this moment in time we’re still piecing together what happened but the call was to a male in the street and that’s what police responded to.”
It was also not known if the victim died at the scene or succumbed to his injuries after being taken to hospital.
Mr Stableford said that police had not spoken to any witnesses to the shooting, and urged anyone with information to come forward.
He said: “There’s very little information coming through and that’s the appeal now for anyone in the area who’s seen something, heard something, heard the gunshots, heard things happen, to please get in touch with us.
“We’re appealing now for anyone who is in this area around Tribe Road No 5 in Paget to check their cameras, check their CCTV cameras. We know that there are a number of CCTV camera on the buildings here.
“At the moment we have very limited details, very limited information. I can’t give any details of the persons involved until we’ve contacted the family members. It’s the early stages of the investigation.
Mr Stableford was unable to provide a description of any suspects, but added: “We know that these people have staged somewhere. They’ve come from somewhere, they’ve come here, they’ve committed a murder and they’ve left from here.
“We know that when they do that – they’ve staged somewhere – and they return there, and that’s what we need help in finding out while it’s still fresh in people’s minds.”
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident, is asked to contact Chief Inspector Peter Stableford on 717 2286 or e-mail email@example.com, Calls can also be made to the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800 8477.
No further details are known at this time. If the death is classified as a murder, it will be the ninth of the year.
The Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said: “First and foremost, my reflections are on the family of the victim. I will be meeting with the family today, and our ministry team will be providing them with support as they deal with their loss.
“No one deserves to lose their life through such circumstances. I urge those who may have information about this incident to step up and assist the Police with their investigation.”
And the Shadow Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley, said: “It saddens me to learn that the island has experienced another senseless murder this morning. When does this stop?
“Offering condolences is no longer enough. Our community must rally together to eliminate this lawlessness which raises its head in Bermuda too often.
“A family is now in immeasurable pain, and with the holidays around the corner, their grief is compounded. While remaining tight-lipped and saying nothing to the Police seems to be a norm, it’s time for Bermuda to speak up. Let’s bring these perpetrators to justice.”
The previous deaths in 2022:
Daemon Bell, 49, died in Shelly Bay on February 2 after what police described as an altercation. A man was charged later with his murder.
Laje Franklin, 18, was fatally shot near Clearwater Beach in St David’s on April 5.
Che Jennings, 24, was fatally shot outside Warwick Workmen’s Club on April 7.
Keyoshe Robinson, 22, was found on St George’s golf course on May 4. Police said he appeared to have been shot.
Keith Gordon, 70, was found dead in his Hamilton residence on June 11, the day after an altercation on Victoria Street. The incident became a murder investigation two weeks later.
Latrae Doeman, 19, is gunned down in Flatts in the early hours of July 1. A second man is injured in the drive-by shooting.
Marcus Wilson, 30, is stabbed to death in a disturbance on Astwood Walk, Warwick on the evening of August 20.
Kanye Ford, 16, was stabbed to death in an altercation at the Horseshoe Bay, Southampton car park on the evening of September 9.
• This story has been updated to include comments from the national security minister and the shadow minister.
• An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the shooting was in Warwick, not Paget.