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The scene of a stabbing outside Somerset Cricket Club this morning (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

A 27-year-old man died this morning after he was stabbed in the chest outside a sports club.

Daunte Woods, named later by police, was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead by doctors.

A 20-year-old man believed to have been stabbed in the stomach in the same incident was being treated in the hospital.

The condition of the injured man, who was taken to KEMH in a private car, is unknown.

Detective Inspector Kenten Trott said: “There was a reported incident just outside Somerset Cricket Club.

“As a result of this, there were two people injured and were treated in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“Unfortunately, one has succumbed to these injuries.”

The incident happened about 2am on Somerset Road, Sandys near the junction with Hook and Ladder Lane.

Mr Trott said: “What we’re asking for is the community’s help. There was a large gathering with a lot of people at Somerset Cricket Club.

“The incident occurred just outside.”

The area was cordoned off as police examined the scene.

Renee Ming, the national security minister, said today: "My heart goes out to the young man's family who lost his life last night, and I extend to his loved ones my sincerest condolences.

Ms Ming also wished two men shot in Pembroke on Saturday night “a speedy recovery”.

She added: “I cannot imagine the horror felt in both the Somerset and the Pembroke Park neighbourhood this weekend with area residents having to experience these acts of gun and knife violence.

“These incidences are happening far too often. These are our neighbourhoods, and it should cause us all to be concerned as a community.”

Ms Ming said that the gang violence reduction team, which was deployed in Pembroke after the shootings, would visit Sandys today.

She added: "I have been assured that the Bermuda Police Service is dedicating the necessary resources to address these incidents.

Ms Ming added: “As a community, we must come together, because enough is enough.”

Michael Dunkley the One Bermuda Alliance’s shadow national security minister, said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those family and friends impacted.

“While there are many underlying causes to the violence experienced, and they must be discussed and examined, now is the time for the community to assist the Bermuda Police Service with any information to help bring the culprits to justice.

“The Bermuda Police Service should be applauded for their ongoing work to tackle violence in our community.“

“Due to the number of horrific incidents their workload is heavy and their work is appreciated. However, the BPS can not do it by themselves.”

Mr Dunkley added: “We must not allow violence to continue to tear apart our families and neighborhoods.”

A police spokesman said the dead man would not be identified until next of kin were informed.

Any witnesses that could help the inquiry should contact 211 or 295 0011 or the Serious Crime Unit at 717 2345.

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Published October 25, 2020 at 5:29 pm (Updated October 26, 2020 at 9:32 pm)

Man dies, another injured after stabbing outside cricket club

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