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Police confirm firearms incident in Devil’s Hole area

Witnesses to recent firearms incidents are being asked to come forward (File photograph)

Police have appealed for witnesses to a firearms incident that took place early this morning.

A spokesman said that officers were called to Church Dale in the Devil’s Hole area of Smith’s shortly after 12.30am after receiving reports of gunshots overheard.

Suspicions were confirmed after a sweep of the area found evidence of a firearm being discharged.

No injuries were reported following the incident, and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital had not seen anyone seeking treatment for gunshot wounds.

An investigation into the incident is under way.

Gun incidents in 2024

February 3: multiple shots are heard by Pembroke residents at about 12.35am, with police finding evidence of shots fired on Crossland Lane

February 25: a single shot is reported at about 4.20pm at South Avenue, Southampton. No one is found injured

February 27: shots are fired outside a home at Tribe Road No 5 in Paget

March 10: a 38-year-old man is shot multiple times outside the Spinning Wheel club on Court Street

March 19: Multiple shots are heard in the area of West Park Lane in Pembroke. A bullet is found inside a residence in the area of Ingham Vale

It was the island’s first since March 19.

Antoine Daniels, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, last month linked recent firearms cases to internal feuding between members of the same gangs.

Following the latest incident, Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burns said: “This is the sixth confirmed firearms incident so far this year.

“We believe there are persons who are aware of who is behind these incidents, one of which resulted in a 38-year-old male suffering gunshot wounds.

“All of these incidents remain under active investigation and we are appealing for anyone with information to urgently make contact with us and help eliminate this scourge from our community.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Acting Detective Inspector Anneka Donowa, of the Serious Crime Unit, on 717-2250 or e-mail adonawa@bps.bm.

Members of the public were also advised to call 211, or get in touch with an officer they know and trust.

Information can also be submitted through the BPS Community Reporting Portal or by calling Crime Stoppers anonymously on 800-8477.

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Published April 15, 2024 at 4:33 pm (Updated April 15, 2024 at 6:13 pm)

Police confirm firearms incident in Devil’s Hole area

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