Tonight: Vigil In Memory Of Jahmiko Leshore

March 26, 2011

Jahmiko Leshore [1]At 7:30pm this evening [Mar.26] there will be a Candlelight Vigil held to remember murder victim Jahmiko Leshore, and also to call for an end to all gun violence.

The event will be held on Hermitage Road in Devonshire – by the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute entrance. Candles will be provided, and everyone is welcome to attend and show their support for families who have lost loved ones, as well as support for a more peaceful Bermuda.

On March 1st, 2011, the former Whitney Institute and CedarBridge Academy student was leaving a residence in the Boundary Crescent area of Devonshire when he was shot multiple times, sustaining mortal wounds. Mr Leshore, 26, left behind many family and friend to mourn him, including a pregnant girlfriend who recently gave birth to their baby.

The event was organised by the group ‘Colfords Family Against Violence.’ The newly-formed organisation’s motto is “Stop the Silence End the Violence,” and was formed after 29-year-old Colford Ferguson was murdered last month.

The family said they “decided that we as a community need to take a stand and come together to put an end to this senseless violence that is plaguing our small island.” This is the third vigil the group has organised, following the Colford Ferguson Vigil and the James “Junior” Lawes Vigil.

Five people, including two females, have been arrested in connection with Mr Leshore’s murder, however no charges have been laid, and the case remains open. Anyone with any information about the murder of Jahmiko Leshore is encouraged to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477.”

The community is greatly encouraged to come to Hermitage Road at 7:30pm tonight to show their support for ending gun violence.

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  1. Terry says:

    Amazing no comments yet here. Maybe thats what all the shooting is about. To discourage people.

    Personally, I hope many turn out and if there is an incident it won’t last long as the perpetrators will be dealt with.

  2. Can you handle this says:

    As usual Terry we were waiting for you to post the first comment like you usually do..why break tradition?????

    I’m sure there will be a great turn out as he was loved and cared for by many..the only problems with these vigils is that those that need to be there to see the hurt and pain they cause are usually the ones that are not present..

    • Terry says:

      Really don’t follow your logic. What are you, a spokesperson for Bernews or a concerened citizen for all comments here.

      The again, you did’nt have to wair for me. You could have done it yourself and left the sarcasim in wait.

      • Can you handle this says:

        @ Terry You yourself are very sarcastic when your ready but when the shoe is on the other foot you can’t handle it..The nerve to ask me if I’m the spokesperson for Bernews when it in fact it was you who started the ball rolling by mentioning that no one has commented..get over yourself Terry and don’t act like I’m the first one on Bernews to tell you to do so..Peace and Love

    • Nicole says:

      lol @CAN YOU HANDLE THIS

  3. JOHNF says:

    Rest is Peace Miko…. u was one of the funniest cats i ever came across….. i remember you’d be in class cracking jokes and keeping everyone happy and isshhh….. u da man dogz rest in peace big homie… may u live through ur seed…….