Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Detective-Sergeant Jason Smith provided an update on the shooting of two people at the Devonshire Recreation Club on Thursday, March 10.
The two people who were shot, one male and one female, were taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital via private vehicles and have since been discharged and are recovering at their homes.
“ The BPS would like to thank those members of the public who have come forward so far to provide us with information and intelligence and we are continuously asking for your assistance,” Detective-Sergeant Smith said.
He confirmed to members of the media that the video which circulated throughout social media this weekend of the shooting was not released by the BPS and that they knew nothing about the video at that time. The Service officially released footage of the incident this morning.
The video shows two people arriving at the club on a motorbike and the passenger of the bike getting off and firing shots indiscriminately before getting back on the bike and speeding away. The two people who were shot were shot while running into the club, where around twenty other people were present.
“ We are releasing this video today for [members of the public] to help us find both people on board the bike and also the bike itself,” Detective-Sergeant Smith said. “ Anyone who has any information and can assist us can call the BPS at 295-0011, contact me directly at 717-0864 or call the confidential CrimeStoppers at 800-8477.”
According to Sergeant-Detective Smith, Bermuda has seen an uptick of violent crimes since 2010. This uptick is certainly alarming to the BPS and it should be to the general public.
“ As you may recall, particularly since the end of December, we’ve had a particularly busy period with shootings in the city area, so we do not know whether this incident was a spin-off of that,” he explained.
“However, it is very early in the investigation, so we are open to all lines of inquiry at this point.”
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