Area MP Walter Roban extended his condolences to the family of yesterday’s murder victim and appealed to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to cooperate with the authorities.
22 year old Steven Jireh Iris died as a result of a stabbing that took place on Glebe Road on Friday morning [Aug 23] and approximately 12 hours later, a 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Devonshire.
Mr Roban said, “I was shocked to hear the news of the two acts of violence and one resulting in a death in the Pembroke/Devonshire area yesterday.
“This area over the years has seen its share of violent incidences which is disheartening to the residence and families of the Glebe Road area as they struggle to make sure they live in a safe and peaceful community.
“As the Parliamentary representative for this area I stand with the residents and condemn this senseless act of violence. This particular area has seen one violent act too many.
“The report that Mr. Steven Iris fell victim to his injury was not pleasing to hear, and on behalf of the Progressive Labour Party and myself our condolences go out to the family of Mr. Iris.
“Our thoughts and prayers are also with the family of the other young man who was shot at in the Alexandra Road, Devonshire area. We do hope for a speedy recovery from his injuries.
“All residents of Bermuda must be vigilant in the effort to combat and eliminate violent acts of all kinds as there are too many of our families still suffering from the negative effects of these incidents.
“We appeal to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to cooperate with the authorities in order to bring justice and closure for those who have been affected,” concluded Mr Roban.
Anyone with any information about either incident is asked to please contact police on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.