23-Year-Old Man Injured In Shooting

February 29, 2012

[Updated with video] At approximately 2am this morning [Feb.29] police had a strong presence in the North Shore and Bandroom Lane areas after what we unofficially understand was a shooting which saw one man injured.

Unofficial reports from area residents suggest that a social gathering may have been happening in the vicinity at the time of the shooting, and that approximately four gunshots were heard.

Police have blocked off parts of both North Shore, Bandroom Lane and a small section of Mission Lane, and are presently examining the area. We have limited details at this time, but will update as able.

Update 2.50am: There is a police presence outside the hospital, a normal occurrence when a shooting victim is brought in. The Police Forensic Unit continues to examine the crime scene.

Update 3.56am: Police confirm that a 23-year-old man was shot at around 1am, and said his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Update 4.48am: The police issued an official statement which follows in full below:

Around 1am on Wednesday, February 29th police responded to reports of gunshots in the North Shore Road, Bandroom Lane Pembroke area.

A 23 year old man has been shot and injured as a result; however his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact the main police number 295-0011 or the independent & confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Update 5.45am: North Shore Road has re-opened to traffic, and the area is now quiet with no visible sign of police presence or activity in the North Shore, Bandroom Lane or Mission Lane area.

Firearm incidents so far in 2012 include: a man brandishing a gun in the area outside the Hamilton Police Station on February 23, shots fired in St. Monica’s Road on February 12, shots fired on Mount Hill followed by a police chase to the west on January 25, and a shooting on Glebe Road which injured one man and claimed the life of 24-year-old Stefan Burgess on January 8.

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  1. CFC_BLU says:

    When will it end?

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  2. Get Out Of Bermy says:

    It Wont!!!!

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  3. Ron De Corner says:

    Again.

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  4. Ben Dover says:

    Tomorrow's update: "Two dark men wearing dark clothing with dark helmets and dark visors on an unmarked motorcycle (wiff no plate) were seen speeding away from the scene".

    Those damned visors get you every time.

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    • Howdy says:

      Dark visors should be banned, as a bike rider I know they are handed when dealing with sunny weather, but if it helps with identifying these scum bags then I'm for banning them.

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      • Howdy says:

        *handy

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      • Hmmm says:

        pls - criminals adjust

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      • seriously tired says:

        Ya because as soon as they ban the tinted visors, all those with GUNS and DRUGS in their possession which are already illegal, will just suddenly decide that this is the ONE AND ONLY LAW they will adhere too......
        This subject is so f'in retarded, and anybody who entertains it and thinks for one second that this will deter these guys from using them needs a serious reality check!

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        • Tommy Chong says:

          Stick a $50000 or prison time the law & it will deter these guys or put them where they belong. Thats if BPS enforce the law just as much as they walk around doing jack all. People still drive around with no seat belts, going pass the speed limit, reckless driving, talking on mobiles, overtaking on blind corners etc. ect. This is not because people won't adhere to the law its because it isn't enforced. So, craig says we need to pay the police more well to hell with what craig says because the police don't do what they're paid for already.

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    • Rhonda says:

      We 7 laws that make this stuff unlawful....
      Two dark men
      wearing dark clothing with
      dark helmets and
      dark visors on an
      unmarked motorcycle
      (wiff no plate)
      speeding away from the scene”.

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      • Rhonda says:

        I forgot the law to prohibit:
        riding
        bikes
        guns
        people in the dark
        sex? birth is absolutely prohibited..

        This is the ills of our communities that laws will not fix...

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  5. Razor Ramon says:

    They wont ban visors though. They are more concerned with raising duty at the airport, raising price of water, raising this, raising that.

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  6. C..ing is B..Leaving says:

    If only the damn gun will backfire like some of the hairbrain initiatives ; i.e Platinum period , free bus , college and etc.

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  7. Jes sayin says:

    Not sure why bike riders who complain of sun in their eyes can't just wear sunglasses like the rest of the world. Dark visors should be banned and the law enforced

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    • 5boro says:

      Some riders complain because they can't wear sunglasses at the same time they're wearing their prescription eyeglasses.

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      • FREDDY G says:

        Get prescription SHADES !

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        • SMH says:

          Hey clown as someone who wears glasses and has a tinted bike visor. Visor costs $40, prescription sun glasses between $300 to $500. Which would you buy if you wore glasses and rode?

          Another point, i'm pretty sure the gangsters will still keep their dark visors for when they want to go attack someone, regardless of if they are legal are not.

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          • real talk says:

            I agree! Guns are not legal and they still use them!

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          • Tommy Chong says:

            To ride a bike is a privilege not a necessity & if you can't afford the laws of a privilege then you can do without.

            Its easier for others to spot & report some gangsters with dark visors when they are the only ones in dark visors.

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        • 5boro says:

          @FREDDY G

          Only if you're PAYING!

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      • BTW says:

        I wear glasses and have bought prescription sunglasses. Also, there are clips that you can put on your regular glasses that are inexpensive (compared to a new pair of glasses) and actually look good. Or- there are glasses with the lenses that tint when you are out in the sun and revert when you return indoors.

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    • Can't Take It Anymore says:

      They are not banned, so deal with it and accept it.

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      • Tommy Chong says:

        Should the police tell you to deal with it and accept it if you get mugged? Besides what are the police to do if they can't catch a perpetrator because you don't see their face?

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  8. tricks are for kids says:

    "Dark visors should be banned"......so when they start using scarfs/bandannas to conceal their identity are we going to sak that they be banned also????? The innocent should not have to suffer for the guilty..

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    • JR says:

      Thank you!!!
      Guns are illegal and they still continue to use them. What the hell makes you all think that they won't continue ue to use tinted visors once they're banned? Think people!

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      • Bermuda says:

        i agree.. are you ppl realy this stupid or just that dumb..take away the tinted visors is going to solve WHAT!?! as long as we have guns on the streets ppl will die.. its that dam simple. hustlers need drugs and guns while police need crime, while goverment just sits back and spend money.. no tell me im wrong!! TINTED VISORS my @ss

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        • Tommy Chong says:

          We used to have bank robberies why don't they happen anymore?

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          • tricks are for kids says:

            Security is tighter! Ask "The Legend" why there are no more robberies....I'm sure he has the answer.....

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            • Tommy Chong says:

              Security wouldn't matter if people were still allowed to walk in a bank with helmets on. If helmets were still allowed what would security be able to do if three crooks walked in a bank at separate times with helmets on to not look obvious. I'm sure one would be able to cover the security guards especially with a gun. The others would be able to get as much on hand cash as possible. No one would be able to identify any of them. At present if even one person forgets to take their helmet off security can & do come out quickly & ask them to remove it.

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      • Tommy Chong says:

        You can easily conceal a gun then pull it out quickly & use it. Its more challenging to conceal a visor & then pull it out pop it on then try to catch up with your target. Deterrents are not perfect but put enough in the way & criminals slip up.

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    • amen says:

      Uh NO you pull them over, confiscate them/tell them to remove them and fine them heavily just like the ipod/cell phone law. Anything that conceals your face should be illegal along with the dark visors, they don't need limousine tint on their helmets.

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  9. Dude says:

    Re banning Visors -

    I think 315G “Power to deal with items obscuring or concealing identity" already gives police the right to stop, and if the situation calls for it, remove anything obscuring or concealing identity if it is deamed to be for that purpose.

    This pertains to anything concealing identity, scarfs in 2000, visors in 2010-12, who knows what in the future... there will always be something to conceal, this is another extremely broad reaching stop an search law.

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  10. hammer time says:

    You people have no idea how the shooters were travelling!

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  11. YOUNG OBA MEMBER says:

    Operation Cease Fire Needs to be ENFORCED!

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  12. Don't care what he says:

    Anyone who thinks that banning visors will stop this is so blind he can't see the visor in front of his face. :-) )

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    • BTW says:

      Let's not think in absolutes. Banning visors isn't the complete answer but it could be one tool to assist in stopping the shooters.

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      • Smh says:

        These guys don't give 2 craps about if you ban visors! They would just come up with a better idea like put a mask on or something. Criminals are idiots but they still have brains you know!

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  13. nico says:

    why?

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  14. nico says:

    operation kick in doors an take them out needs to be enforced,,

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  15. Sarah says:

    HAHAHAAHHAHAA!!!!

    HOW WOULD BANNING DARK VISORS DO A DAMN THING????
    GUNS ARE ILLEGAL AND IT DOESNT STOP THEM FROM USING THOSE!!!

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  16. ECS says:

    BACK TO WHAT I SAID LAST WEEK FRIDAY! POLICE NEED TO INCREASE OPERATIONS FOR A LIFE TIME! NOT A WEEKEND!

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  17. Come on says:

    Banning visors isn't going to stop anything from happening. If visors are banned these guys will just use masks or scarfs to conceal their identity, come on people.

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  18. nico says:

    thats why i say take em out on sight,,, and i mean take them out!

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  19. will says:

    how about we ban bikes that go over 40kph? or ban them all together and have golf carts, also limit cars to how fast they travel as there really is no need to get anywhere fast on this small island...then perhaps they can catch these guys!

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  20. BDA Cedar Tree says:

    ya banning visors wont solve the whole problem but it will show and give the lil island some security on there surroundings if banned visors was forced and ppl where given a month or 2 to sort there self out after the deadline you do what you think is right simple as that.. so after the deadline if i or anyone on the island drives,walks, or sees a dark visor in the area they will be aware of anything that might b happening its your choice if you want to sit around and see if something will happen or it gives you the chance from being in the wrong place at the wrong time after the LAW is in place the police will have EVERY RIGHT to stop n search someone who is hiding their identity so if the police and gov. was really serious and tryna get a handle on this a 7 year old could see that putn this LAW in place will help and benefit future works to this big long term problem in this lil island

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  21. tricks are for kids says:

    Banning visors is only a "band aid fix" ......They will think of other ways to conceal their faces........

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    • BDA Cedar Tree says:

      thats the crazy part of this problem in Bermuda everyone wants to say this needs to stop over n over BUT you cant see in a situation how this LAW will help the community, police,cameras,court most of all benefit the younger generations in the future bermuda

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      • tricks are for kids..... says:

        To a certain extent yes...BUT IF THEIR FACES ARE CONCEALED WITH BANDANNAS/SCARFS YOU STILL WONT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THEM....and while it may SEEM a viable LAW it still is a band aid fix..this will not help the problem go away...

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        • Tommy Chong says:

          Its one deterrent along with many others that should be put in place. If one piece of the puzzle is laid down its easier to figure out the rest.

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          • tricks are for kids says:

            There's ALWAYS a missing piece to a puzzle....How did we get on the topic of visors in the first place anyway? the article doesn't even mention that! we are all just ASSUMING that this was the case.....

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            • Tommy Chong says:

              Good point! I just jumped in because I saw the visor law comments which I strongly believe would help in cases of those mugged by guys on motor bikes. As for the topic of shootings a visor law won't do much for this since it is more of a planned assault on certain individuals. The only thing that will help this is 24 hour police presence in the high risk areas though this again is only one piece to a puzzle.

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  22. CFC_BLU says:

    These bike shops don't wanna loose any money. So they'll probably still sell these visors even if the law was to change. It's a lose lose situation.

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    • Tommy Chong says:

      Thats because they know the law is lax here when it comes to profit makers. It's just the same as bars selling to underaged kids it happens but isn't justifiable just selfish greed.

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  23. Winnie says:

    While we advocate the need to ban dark visors, why don't we lump dark motorcycles, or any motorcycles for that matter, dark clothing ect. I almost included firearms then it dawned on me they're already banned !!! How can people be so ridiculous to think the solution lies in banning visors smh.

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    • amen says:

      Because it conceals your FACE!!!!!!!! Does a dark motorcycle conceal your face? The police are always appealing for witnesses, no one can come forward if they don't know what the person looks like!

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  24. Sarah says:

    I AGREE WITH WINNE!! I Do not understand how you people think that these guys wont wear visors if they are banned!!! Hello!? Guns are banned, drugs are banned, tinted windows are banned, driving will cell phones is banned... doesnt stop people!!

    Guy 1: oh fek cant go shooting today, visors are illegal brah! Dont want the man to pull us over for wearin a visor!!
    Guy 2: Youre right! *sighs, puts gun away*

    DO YOU PEOPLE THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE!?

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    • BDA Cedar Tree says:

      its only one lil solution to help moving foward and if you dont see the valid point of the lil visor situation then you obviously dont care for making changes for the future...... everyone who is commenting on the visor like they dont play a part of all this.. is really sayn leave the shooters alone til it just stops.. THATS GREAT!!! Your thinking the right way

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  25. bermyshotta says:

    Leave mi dark visor alone...wont solve nuffin! Slowly but surely ya lettin de man tek away r rights.

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  26. To Ban or not to Ban says:

    It does not matter what we ban. If someone wants to commit a crime that person will find a way. We have laws on the books, why not enforce them? Or could it be that we have already abandoned the laws? Wake up Bermuda before we all have to Ban our bellies and bawl.

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    • Eyes wide shut says:

      The point of making them illegal is that if someone is seen by police wering one after the ban then they can legally stop them and at the least make some enquiries that may lea to thek saving of someones life. The offender will have to give acct for himself and the visor can be confiscated.

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  27. Bermuda friend says:

    I think we need to ban visors it is not comfortable driving day and night and a person on a bike comes up behind you with a black visor.

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  28. S Brown says:

    Young Bermudian male Nahki Wells scores overseas.... 6 comments
    Young Bermudian female gets recognized for her excellent service and is awarded a prestigous "Fairmont master Award"..... 3 comments

    Young Bermudian gets shot....... 49 comments

    Simply amazing

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    • Rummy says:

      Whats so amazing S. Brown.

      Your first two don't effect Bermuda.

      Shootings and 49 comments do.

      Get real dood.

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  29. Llew says:

    STOP THE VISOR TALK. IT'S SO EASY TO GET AROUND THAT. SHADES AND A FAKE BEARD AND YOU WON'T KNOW WHO IS ON THE BIKE

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    • Rummy says:

      Fake beards.....bwahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
      They do it with visor..............................

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  30. HeyBye says:

    There should be a no nonsense approach to guns.
    Anyone found with a fire arm in their possession, found during a search,automatic minimum 10 year sentence. No questions asked.
    Anyone caught committing a crime with a gun,10 years added on top of the sentence for the crime.
    This will make people think twice, before getting involved with fire arms.

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