At around 6 p.m. yesterday, two gunmen fired multiple shots at Robin Hood Pub in Hamilton. The incident resulted in the deaths of 27-year-old Ayinde Eve and 22-year-old Micah Davis, who happened to be celebrating his 22nd birthday at the pub last night.
Two other individuals were injured during the incident, including an off-duty police officer. Their injuries are being treated, the officer has been discharged from the hospital but the other injured person remains hospitalized. It marks the first double murder in over a decade.
“ This is not who we are [as Bermudians], what we want to be known for, and not the way of life we want for ourselves or our children,” Acting Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons said during a press conference today. “ I cannot stress enough how imperative it is to put an end to this despicable gun violence.”
Detective-Superintendent Nicholas Pedro called last night’s shootings a brazen attack at a popular restaurant and added that it signifies a new level of callousness within the community.
“ Our small island-nation often represents the very best in the world. Unfortunately, [yesterday’s incidents] signifies us at our very worst,” Detective-Superintendent Pedro said.
“ Those in the community who have buried their heads in the sand with the notion that they are only shooting at each other must reassess their own inaction and malaise towards the threat posed by the increase of the influence of gangs on our youth.”
According to him, the shooting involved members of the Parkside gang which has split into factions and the police know who they are.
According to Chief Inspector Peter Stableford, two men riding a black motorcycle with dark helmets and pants entered Robin Hood. The rider was wearing a dark top and the passenger a light-colored top. Mr. Eve was shot at multiple times by one of the gunmen outside of the premises, before both gunmen allegedly left the city and traveled to Glebe Road via Bandroom Lane.
Over 20 rounds of ammunition were discharged during the attack and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident at this stage.
“ We are appealing today for anyone with dash cams, home CCTV footage and video doorbells to have a look at their footage between 5 and 7 p.m. last night. If they see anything suspicious, please get in touch,” Chief Inspector Stableford said.
“ I condemn the shooting at Robin Hood Pub in the strongest possible terms,” Minister of National Security Rene Ming said at the press conference. “ The callous and senseless acts which occurred last night have no place in our society. These heinous acts put so many people in harms’ way.
The Ministry of National Security, alongside the police, urges calm in the community whilst these investigations are underway. Bermuda, the violence must stop.”
Anyone with any information on the incident is urged to call 211, 295-0011 or the confidential CrimeStoppers number at 800-8477.
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