One Shooting Victim Released From Hospital

March 24, 2010

bermuda hospitalOne of the victims from the triple shooting last week has been released from hospital.

49 year old Robin “Bird” Stovell, the only Bermudian injured, has reportedly been released from King Edward Memorial, and is home recuperating.

On Fri, March 19th,  two men sped by the sidewalk outside Place’s Place Bar shooting over 11 bullets into a group of men, hitting three of them, and escaped speeding down Court Street.

Three days later the Bermuda Police made an arrest in the case, and a 30 year old Smith’s Parish man is currently in custody.

26 year old Jamaican national James “Junior” Lawes was killed in the shooting, which also saw Robin Stovell and Maurice Martin being shot. Mr. Martin, also a Jamaican, is still in hospital in stable condition. We understand he is expected to make a full recovery.

March has seen a dramatic increase of activity involving firearms, other gun incidents in March 2010 include:

  1. A 16 year old was shot at a late night function at Bermuda College Sat, March 13 [link]
  2. A gun was fired in the Scotts Hill, Somerset area on Tues, Mar 16 [link]
  3. A gun was fired on Curving Avenue on Wed, March 17 [link]
  4. A taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint on Watlington Road East, Devonshire on Thurs, March 18 [link]
  5. A gun was fired in the Bulkhead Drive, Warwick area on Fri, March 19 [link]
  6. A gun was fired in the Club Road, Devils Hole, Smiths area on Sun, March 21 [link]
  7. A gun was fired in the Cambridge Road, Sandy’s area on Sun, March 21 [link]
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