Shots Fired At BAA Field, No Reported Injuries

February 6, 2016

[Updating: Police confirm that at around 10.50pm tonight, a male shot over the southern end of the wall at BAA however, no one was injured. This happened at the very end of a First Division game.]

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At approximately 11.00pm this evening [Feb 6] police attended a report of a firearms incident that took place at a football game being played at BAA field in Pembroke.

Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 11.33pm: Initial indications are that no injuries have been reported.

BAA Field Bermuda, February 6 2016

Update 11.42pm: Audio statement from Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines added below.

Update 12.07am, Feb 7: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At approximately 10.50pm Police and first responders attended a report of an incident that took place at the BAA Field in Pembroke.

“Upon Police arrival, it was ascertained that a male shot over the southern end of the wall at BAA however, no one was injured. This happened at the very end of a First Division game between BAA and Ireland Rangers.

“The area is cordoned off and Police have commenced an investigation. Police are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the vicinity of the BAA Field and was outside the perimeter.

“If you have any information or have seen anyone acting suspiciously, we are asking you to contact Police on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.”

Update 12.21am, Feb 7: Organisers of the Bob Marley Tribute Concert being held at the BAA Gymnasium confirm that the incident did not affect the event and that the concert continues with a host of local talent and visiting artists Warrior King and Aaron Silk set to perform.

Update 8.49am: A police spokesperson said, “Police attended a report of an incident that took place at BAA Field on Saturday night at 10:50pm. Upon police arrival it was forensically confirmed that a firearm had been discharged in the area, however no one was injured.

“Details surrounding this incident are still unfolding but it appears that a football game between Ireland Rangers and BAA was in its final stages when a male discharged a firearm from the southern side [Serpentine Road] of the field right beside the perimeter wall. All players and match officials retreated to safety and the scene was processed by the relevant Police Officers.

“Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen male or males in the area of Serpentine Road and BAA acting suspiciously to call Police on 2950011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.”

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  1. Family Man says:

    Wow, a football game?

    It’s not like this should be shocking to anyone. Bermuda’s national sport. (Football that is, not shooting)

    • Real talk says:

      Here we go again . Blaming the sport family man go lay down somewhere . It’s the small few of stupid people spoiling everything shooting can happened anywhere as we have since over the years.

      • Super Bowl says:

        The OBA is so busy trying to give every Tom, Dick-son and Harry Bermuda status, they continue to forget the real important issues. Protecting the voters that placed them in power and the foreign companies that donated generously to their organization prior to the 2012 election win. It’ no secret the PLP didn’t get the same donations they received when they won 1998.

        What happen to the Gun Plan Jeff Baron spoke about. Mr. Baron as a Politian never make promises you can’t keep.

        “I wish to extend my condolences is getting old OBA”

        If something of this nature transpires during the America’s Cup when all eyes of the World are on us, we will make headlines on every media outlet across the spectrum faster than the most popular Super Bowl Commercial.

        • Nicole says:

          True words.

        • HOTDOG says:

          BERMUDA AND BERMUDAINS MUST STAND UP FOR OURSELFS, IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING THATS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP ALL THIS BULLS–T A LOT OF TALK GOES ON AND THATS IT.
          ( NOT WHAT THE OBA OR THE PLP CAN DO FOR US, WHAT CAN WE DO FOR US BERMUDA)

  2. BermyBoy says:

    The fact it weren’t no police at this game period is ridiculous. I’m sorry to say but if you have a team from the west side of the island playing police have to be present.

    • frank says:

      Have not been to a football. Game. In. Bermuda. For. Over 35 years

      • Walk in their shoes says:

        You’ve made up for it with the extra periods, heh. That said it’s been well over 20 years since Ive attended a local match as well. Have supported the National team, mind you. It’s a damn shame that violent activity at the grounds during these matches have hindered the sport’s progress.

        • Missy says:

          The amount of violence that occurs at football games is fat less than what is lead to believe. You choose not to go to football game probably due to some petty reasoning of the running of your formal club. Do not blame the violence that occurs at a few games here and there the reason you don’t attend.

    • fed up says:

      First of all, learn to speak properly , second of all the Police have better things to do than babysit all night at a football game . It’s very sad that two teams can’t come together without some idiot shooting at someone . This island is in BIG trouble

  3. This must change says:

    This is a very new and scary development, people shooting randomly over a while players are on the field of BAA. If this does not send a chilling message to the island I don’t know what will. It is only a matter of time before multiple innocent people get hurt and or killed. Now let me say that is not a wish, but the random nature of the shootings speak to younger less disciplined shooter and that should be worrying for us all.

    I am writing this now from inside of BAA where a dance is taking place and 90 percent of the people mostly over 30 have no idea what is going on (sitting ducks)

    and that is sad and scary!

    • BermyBoy says:

      Security at the gate didn’t even know what happen… smh

    • Its me again says:

      So i guess your an expert at criminal profiles now.

  4. HillBill says:

    Seems like the party still on

  5. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Town n Country back on….

    • Its me again says:

      Those who know dont talk and those who talk dont know.

      • hmmm says:

        Well it is about time for those that DO KNOW ANYTHING to talk to the POLICE, before it turns out to be their child or family member that winds up in a BODY BAG.

  6. Do people go around just shooting at nothing or do they aim at a target

  7. # says:

    Don’t be so ignorant bermyboy! Police should be in attendance at any and every game no matter what parish. The violence/gun play isn’t just the western end of the island . You sound ridiculous.

  8. mixitup says:

    Well Ima say it! Ahhh OBA Gov’t? Where is your statement? Your press conference? You were all over this while in opposition, all the answers right Jeff Baron… Another failure to add to your list…… Then again, you HAVE been busy building the America’s Cup Village…smh

    • Verly says:

      They promised to stop the shootings remember??

      BAA…hmmm….getting close to certain areas, so you might see some action now. Some segments of our community don’t give a rat’s behind about shootings as long as they don’t happen in their back yards…

    • Intergalactic member says:

      what a stupid assinine statement. it isn’t the OBAs or PLP fault but the fault of WE THE CITIZENS who don’t talk, and the courts that give slaps on the wrist.

      • mixitup says:

        Duhh..Of course it’s not, but you wouldna thought that 4 years ago…mind you the OBA had all the answers then… They “fixed” immigration yesterday, at the drop of a hat mind you..which wasn’t a national crisis..We await their ‘Comprehensive Plan’ for gun violence..

  9. It’s a sin and a shame that we can’t enjoy an outing without having to be prepared to run and hide at all times. We cannot blames the police for someone having guns on them but it is their responsibility to apprehend them and bring them before the courts. This happens so often now we are getting immune to it. Bring back the cat-o-nine for anyone found guilty of any hideous crimes. There are far too many young men sitting on walls doing nothing but conjuring up their next crime. So sad for a such a beautiful island. I pray that our young children never get caught in the cross fire of someone using a gun. We need to speak up and get them off of our streets and out of the hands of the users.

  10. thetruth says:

    It is never any ******** police when west teams play out of their hood, but let it be another team playing up SCC whole ****** police force is out. It is ridiculous!!

  11. This must change says:

    Wow, BFA have said in previous press conferences, that they work with police and they stay on top of the games, they have said that the games are classified based on threat assessments. Well, Ireland Rangers playing in Pembroke, that is a serious local threat and no police???? what can security Guards do?

    The BFA now need to create a strategy for what clubs and players do before during and after an incident. My cousin was playing in the game, for BAA and he was very scared. In fact he said it was the most afraid he has every been in his life. he went on to say many of the players who are guest workers on the team are angry and wondering if it is worth putting their life on the line for a game.

    Another thing that was very telling was most of the people at the concert in BAA’s GYM were unaware of the shooting outside. How is an event of that nature still allowed to go on? Now I believe that is a tough call but supposed the person came back, how would the police and powers that be explain that? We are flirting with danger and when something major happens the first thing that is examined is protocols and procedures.

    We are not taking these gun related incidents seriously and it will cost us. It is time we act before another innocent person gets injured.

    • john silvester says:

      “Any event of that nature”. What exactly does that mean? The safest place in Bermuda with the police presence after this horrendous act was at the event. Stop a celebration of peace and love, great idea.
      This is a perfect example of how out of touch many are in our island. This was a gang related incident that had nothing to do with football or anything else. We cannot live in fear and it is sad. We need more prayer and conversations that are positive with our young people.

  12. Oh,I see now says:

    What will be the thought process God forbid a stray bullet one of these fools fire hit a five yr old cousin ,what do they say to auntie then.It could happen I hope one of you are reading this.

  13. Hmmm says:

    When the cops arrest these Lil parasites they need put them away forever. Just possessing a firearm should be enough to lock you up for minimum of 5 years. Mandatory!!! No court case just straight jail. IF the gun has bodies on it even better charge the person in possession with it. If he don’t want snitch then he can do the time

    • Its me again says:

      So i guess we’ll just go the way of Iran than. No court straight jail. Looks great for human rights.

      Also the minimum for handling an illegal firearm is ten years.

  14. Problem says:

    Commnets about Police being there are correct however these idiots don’t care if Police are there or not. Do you recall last year after the game outside National Stadium? The Police were right in the middle of the street on Parsons Road and idiots still started shooting. Now we want Police in the field, driving around the outside of the field, while also driving around all of the other hotspots throughout the island at the same time. All this while the Commissioner continues to get rid of Police Officers. sMDH

  15. Oh,I see now says:

    I’m sure we’ve all read how these Murderers are appealing their convictions/sentences it just goes to show nothing has registered in jail….sigh

  16. Dear Walton says:

    Hi Walton,

    Has your civil disobedience started? While some Bermudians want to blame foreigners for all their woes, here’s another reminder that Bermudians are their own worst enemy.

  17. This is TOTAL MADNESS. Stop this foolish approach to dealing with people.Find other, healthy ways to cope with your anger and frustration.
    Too many people have been seriously injured or murdered.
    This is not a part of OUR Bermuda.
    STOP THE NONSENSE!!

  18. Terry says:

    But was it really a male.

    Could have been a pee-d off vuman det did nut like the score……..

    Gives a new meaning to ‘foul’

  19. San George says:

    Smith and Wesson is the last option to make men equal in this country.