Police Name Murder Victim: Rickai Swan

October 25, 2015

The police have been identified the man who died following the shooting on Friday evening as 26 year old Rickai Swan of Southampton, and appealed for anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge said, “Around 10:42 pm on Friday 23rd October 2015, officers responded to 911 calls and reports of two males being shot at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club. On arrival, officers discovered one injured male laying stationary on the club property.

“Emergency Medical Technicians attended the scene and the victim was conveyed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by an emergency physician. The other victim made his way to the hospital on his own accord.

“The deceased has been identified as 26 year old Rickai Swan of Southampton Parish. Mr. Swan’s next of kin has been notified. The Bermuda Police Service would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Swan and a Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist them at this difficult time.

“The other injured male has been identified as a 29 year old also from Southampton Parish, who received a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper torso.

“A full investigation is underway with officers from the Serious Crime Unit and Forensic Support Unit conducting inquiries into this incident. A forensic pathologist will be flown in to conduct an autopsy in due course.

“We are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation.

“Police would like to speak with anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in and around the Southampton Rangers Sports Club, around the time and after the incident, or the preceding days leading up to the murder. Additionally, anyone who was at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club at the time of the incident is urged to contact police.

“More specifically, anyone who would have seen any suspicious persons or motorcycles around the Southampton Rangers Sports Club, please contact the Serious Crime Unit in confidence at 247.1739 or alternatively to call the confidential and anonymous Crimestoppers hotline number on 800 8477.”

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