17-Year-Old Injured In Warwick Shooting Incident

December 15, 2015

The Bermuda Police Service have responded to the Morgan Road, Warwick area tonight [Dec 15] after what we understand to be reports of gunshots in the area.

Unofficial reports indicate that one person may have been injured. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update with additional information as able.

Police Bermuda, December 15 2015-1

Update 9.53pm: The police confirm that it has been a shooting, and one man has been injured. We are expecting to receive a full police statement later, and will update as able.

Update 10.13pm: Audio statement from Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines added below

Update 10.13pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “A few minutes before 9.00pm this evening, police responded to an incident that took place on Morgan Road.

“It appears that six males between ages of sixteen and twenty were sitting on a wall in that area when two males on a motorcycle rode up and opened fire.

“As a result a sixteen year old young male was taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital where he has been treated for gun shot wounds to the leg. At this point the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Police are in the area canvassing the relevant neighbors and they’re looking for anyone who may have any information to simply contact police on 295-0011.”

Update Dec 16, 1.08pm: A police spokesperson said, “The male victim in the shooting yesterday on Morgan Road is 17 years of age and not 16 as previously reported and presently he is resting on a general ward at KEMH. Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact police on 2950011 or the confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 800-8477.”

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  1. Blame Oprah says:

    Well d Christmas spirit is surely kickin in

    • Question? says:

      I’m still waiting for Jeff Baron’s plan he spoke about 2 years ago.

      Mr Baron — the OBA’s National Security Spokesperson on Crime and C#21 candidate — said: “There continues to be a major disconnect between what is happening on the streets and what is happening in the halls of government. There has been no urgency on what is, without question, an urgent situation.”

      “The threat presented by gang warfare is a threat to our way of life. It has the power to topple our economy. It has the power to retard the development of young Bermudians,” continued Mr Baron.

      “One only needs to go to YouTube to understand how deep the situation is – to see children flashing gang signs and teens boasting about killing rivals.

      “Bermuda is in danger, and we have a government that has been asleep at the wheel. So the first point I want to make in the press conference is that the One Bermuda Alliance views gang violence as a major threat to the country, and that we will approach it as a national emergency.”

      Who’s asleep at the wheel now buddy? Politicians will say anything to get elected and you bit off more than you can chew.

      • Well its gonna get worst when they find out they are unable to get a job because permanent relationship partners will be flooding the island.

        • RBYC member says:

          Please excuse Jeff he must have been drinking the herb tea when he spoke that day. :)

        • serengeti says:

          Oh yeah. I’m sure they’re out looking for jobs every day.

          Oh well, Bean has the answer. Legalise weed. That’ll help. And give them all jobs in online gambling.

        • No name says:

          And that they can’t get a scholarship to go away to school because they cut the scholarship fund..

          • Beach Please says:

            I highly doubt that any hard-working youth deserving of a scholarship would turn to violence if they can’t get one. More likely that they would apply for overseas scholarships, bursaries and loans.

        • Cup Of Tea Anyone? says:

          WORSE**

          drink more tea. it helps the brain.

          and possibly your disgusting attitude

          toodles!

        • Embarrassed says:

          Job?! These idiots shooting don’t want a job!

      • Tony says:

        Instead of making a speech to say that the OBA will approach the gun problem in a different light he cast a shadow on the PLP. All this party continues to do is fault the old government. Based on their behavior since being in power, one would assume their still the opposition. The oba is the government now govern and stop blaming everyone else for your failures. Examples which included more tourist, casinos, weed, jobs, gay marriage, conscription. Next time your in the house be honest and tell the voters look people as your government elected by the people we are not passing this. Stop wasting years, months, weeks and days to make a ruling based on votes to stay in power. It doesn’t work like that any more. The plp found out the hard way.

  2. Santa Claus says:

    Looks like someones goin on the naughty list.

  3. Unbelievable says:

    Brah I come across there every single day walking, how the f am i suppose to do that now. FYI there’s always a group of guys sitting there 5+ teens young 20s smh just walked across their n said what up this is crazy

  4. STARR.XX says:

    The police need to check all cameras in the area for details like what they were wearing, type of bike, plates etc. People get away with murder cause the police stay missing evidence.

    • Think a***ole says:

      I am sure thats what they will do

    • Family Man says:

      I feel so much safer knowing that you’re on top of things and stand ready to give the police such insightful advice. You really are a modern day Sherlock Holmes.

    • Come Correct says:

      I’ll save them the time. Dark cloths, dark helmet, dark visor and dark bike.

  5. Shaun says:

    you people comment some stupid stuff everythings a joke to you small minded bermudian retards

    • Verly says:

      They find it funny because it isn’t happening in their back yards.

      • Rhonnda aka Blue Familiar says:

        Humour comes up quite often in the face of helplessness.

  6. Educated says:

    It could have been so much worse. Hopefully, that is a wake up call to those young men that maybe their time could be spent more wisely. Go inside and spend time with your family because that time could easily be taken away.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery of the young man.

    Happy Holidays.

    • STARR.XX says:

      For your information they were spending time together celebrating one of the young mans birthdays which was today.

    • no love says:

      These thugs could care less. Time to wake up!

      • How about the thugs that Legislate F!@#ed up policy’s and don’t pay employee’s pensions and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Miss says:

        U calling them hugs u don’t even kno them b***h

        • Rhonnda aka Blue Familiar says:

          It doesn’t bother me that these young men were outside sitting on a wall talking or goofing around. This action doesn’t make them bad in any way shape or form.

          However, someone shot at them. This means that either one or more of those young men is involved with something or someone that caused a big enough problem to make someone want to shoot at them (and they don’t just shoot to make a point) … or it was a mistaken identity.

          Just something to think about.

          I do hope the young man will be okay, and that anyone knowing anything about this contacts the police.

  7. mixitup says:

    We still have a lot of work to do..

  8. BE MAD AT THE RIGHT PEOPLE says:

    @ STARR.XX……Actually, people get away with murder because Police find the evidence, but do not have the assistance from the public to see through the court trials. You can have all the evidence in the world, but if people won’t take a stand/the stand and give the evidence there is nothing the POLICE can do. STARR.XX I have a feeling that the POLICE will be able to count on YOU because it seems you would like them to get all the possible evidence they can get.

    Instead of being mad at the POLICE be mad at the system, courts, parole board that let these people out over and over again to re-offend. Police work there butts off to put the offenders in court and get JUSTICE; just for them to get a slap on the wrist or be out in 4 months (for an offense that carries a maximum of 5 years) when its their 8th time before the courts for the SAME THING. Lets be mad at that shall we.

    #IJS

    • STARR.XX says:

      Im not mad at the POLICE. I was just saying cause how many shootings has it been & these fools are still out here committing the crimes cause they aren’t being caught.
      Its just a shame that you cant just be outside your house for dinner after school to celebrate your 18th birthday with your friends and family without someone trying to shoot you/someone you know.

  9. no love says:

    These thugs could care less about anyone. They look to shoot anyone, steal from anyone, or stab anyone they see fit. They have no heart and no soul. Morals do not exist amongst these animals. Yes, they are not humans but animals, no conscience. It is time to remove them from society.
    The innocent have rarely been shot, stabbed or killed but often been stolen from. At what point do we stand up and say no? Killing, stabbing, stealing are all not acceptable. These animals are destroying our country. It must stop!

  10. Mr. Smooth says:

    At 16 I was playing with my bike and looking chicks…. Sitting on a wall with a bunch of guys seems like a waist of time… Wishing the young lad a speedy recovery.

    • I guess when you was a teenager you had two tv channels that went off the air at midnight, 1 weeks pay would take car of 1 months rent, a bag of weed cost $5 and ya parents weren’t threatened of court if they cut ya @$$.
      Times have changed (unfortunately)and Bermuda is not isolated, at any given time at any place in this world, negative results are manifested from our social ills.

  11. D says:

    Wow a teenager smh

  12. Bozey says:

    Mmm…not giving the shooter the right tp do this, BUT
    Why in heck was this kid sitting outside on a wall at this time??? High school age…homework…end of term exams… Where are the parents?? I truly hope he wasn’t the intended target…if he was, what is this kid mixed up in???

  13. Some beach says:

    Sixteen?….this is foolishness.Can’t convince me this was necessary…..gotta squash this behaviour asap.

  14. aceboy says:

    Four, possible 5 shots fired. I knew it was gunshots but stayed quiet because I didn’t want to scare the kids. It’s like living in Chicago I guess.

    • Stfu says:

      Chicago is 100x times worse so please stfu

      • aceboy says:

        I suggest you take your own advice. The weapon was discharged close enough to my home that one of my family could have been hurt. It is Chicago enough for me thanks. I suspect you will be one of the first to come out and boo hoo all about the gunman’s rough life and how he was just about to turn his life around, when/if he is caught…..as usual.

        You are part of the problem.

  15. Some beach says:

    Let us legalise marijuana …license it to card holders…and put behaviour modification onnit…remove the license for bad behaviour…..any infraction…right straight to tardiness …

  16. Kathy says:

    Very simple…pass a law that loitering anywhere at anytime is against the law…anyone caught wall sittin’ will be taken into custody! Where are the damn parents of these teenagers.

    I have a teenager and I need to know at all times, who is he hanging out with, where is he going…. and I go out and check on him.

    It is unacceptable that society has to put up with teens hanging out on public roads in Bermuda…hang out at the movies, hang out at someone’s home…we are looking for trouble having out kids hanging out on the street in the dark at night! These boys need DIRECTION parents!!!!!!!

    And if you are working, get your mother or your brother or your father or your sister or your friend to find out what is going on….NO EXCUSES parents to not know where your children are!!!!!!! If they have a cell phone, which I am sure they do, you can track ‘em!

  17. Southampton #29 says:

    This is the scariest thing to happen so far. This young man is a hard working high school student who is doing good things and was innocently enjoying a birthday celebration…smmmm what is Bermuda coming to?

  18. Bye darn de rerd says:

    Whose feeling sorry for the byes on the wall? they know damn well who did the shooting, it’s now up to them surely!

  19. Notthe1 says:

    Fak it bah.. we need legal license to carry… cause guys just don’t care.. gotta protect my family.

  20. Oh,I see now says:

    You can make weed legal you can bring back the death penalty you can even improve education and it will still be for naught.These young men who choose to do a pack are lost to everything that truely means anything.They are lazy, lack ambition, drive and self worth.They haven’t a clue of the situation they are in because they believe this life is the interpretation of who they are.They move about freely in this comfort zone on the path most traveled with no thought process required and all my like minded friends are there……that’s the best part.They will continue to sit on their lazy a**es with the most basic of the three R’s selling weed and trying to become a baby daddy like its a trophy.

  21. Coffee says:

    I’m not pleased that it happened . But surprised ? Nope ! It was bound to happen there sooner or later . Many times as I traverse that road , whether driving , riding or walking , there is a group of young boys , teens to early twenties , who will make it their business to entertain a confrontation by intimidation .
    However as a adult I’ve always managed to avoid retaliating in anyway , though if I had a trained German Shepard !! Haha …. Prayers to the injured boy and may the parents/guardians consider seeking a way out of Bermuda for him , to come back fully equipped to make a fulfilling future for himself .

    As for the Minister of National Security ….. I mean what is there to say ? Really ! He is turning in about the worst performance of any politician … Ever .

  22. Terry says:

    Sad situation.
    All those shots fired they were lucky.
    No fatalities.

    Could have been multiple deaths.

    Shalom.