Commissioner of Police’s Public Appeal After Recent Firearms Incidents

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons – “The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is appealing for the public to provide any information they may have regarding recent firearms incidents in our community.

When we work together, the evidence of our success is clear.

Information provided by members of the public resulted in arrested suspects and recovered evidence for two recent firearms incidents. Thankfully, neither of these resulted in injury.

Early this past Sunday morning, officers attended a confirmed shooting outside a popular establishment on Court Street, Pembroke. A 38-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds. His injuries are not considered life threatening but he remains in hospital.

No one called the police to report this incident. A police officer on duty at the Hamilton Police Station happened to hear the gunshots and alerted colleagues.

Early indications are that the rapid response by officers and their life-saving actions may well have prevented a more tragic outcome.

It is understandable that residents would feel some unease in light of these brazen acts of criminality.

I wish to assure the public, the Bermuda Police Service remains unrelenting in our efforts at making Bermuda safer.

There is now a heightened presence on the streets with officers from Community Policing redeployed to general patrol duties until the end of April. That redeployment is in addition to stepped up enforcement activity by the Gang Unit, the Police Support Unit, and the Roads Policing Unit.

However, we also need you to do your part by reporting criminal activity that may be taking place in your neighbourhoods, or that you are otherwise aware of.”

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