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PLP: shootings brought on ‘national crisis’

Last week's shooting have brought about a “national crisis”, according to the Progressive Labour Party.

Joining in the appeal for witnesses, home affairs shadow minister Walter Roban and health and community shadow minister Michael Weeks stated: “These senseless killings have brought about a national crisis because our sons' lives matter, and as they are being lost too soon too often, it must not be diminished to anything less.

“The announcement of the shooting incident on Bandroom Lane, Pembroke just a few days after an incident in Hamilton Parish is of great concern to the PLP, and we join the authorities in their appeal for information on these crimes.

“It is clear that the issues of gang violence and violent crime remain with us, and curbing the root causes of why this continues to happen must become the main priority of all agencies within the public and private sectors that are working to minimise these occurrences.”

They added: “We know the pain and suffering to our people is considerable, and our thoughts remain with the families effected.”

Mr Roban and Mr Weeks urged anyone with information that could lead to apprehending those responsible to contact the Bermuda Police Service, or the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

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Published August 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm (Updated August 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm)

PLP: shootings brought on ‘national crisis’

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