Gunshots Fired In Southampton, No One Injured

December 20, 2013

[Updated] At sometime around 10.30pm this evening [Dec 20] there was a shooting on South Shore Road in Southampton in the vicinity of the Rangers Sports Club. Police caution tape is visible in the area, and there are multiple police officers on the scene.

Rangers Police Night

There appears to be some form of party happening in the area, with the car park full of vehicles and loud music being played.

Details are limited at this time, however unofficial suggestions indicate that no one was injured. We will update as able.

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Update 11.49pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 10.24pm police responded to a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Rangers Sports Club in Southampton.

“Upon police arrival it was forensically confirmed that a firearm was discharged, however no one was injured.

“Police have cordoned off the scene and an investigation has commenced. Police would be interested in talking with anyone who may have seen men in the area acting suspiciously.”

Update 12.03am: The police presence is decreasing, and the party appears to still be in full swing, with numerous people still present and music still audible.

Update 12.21pm: An audio statement from Mr Caines is below. He said anyone who saw a “lone individual on a motorcycle acting suspiciously” can contact the police on 234-1010 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

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  1. Street Smart says:

    OMG! I pray no one is hurt.

  2. Fed up says:

    These children, yes I’m calling them children because they are not adults. They are playing cowboys and Indians with lives. Think wont you and grow up. Stop causing pain and suffering to people that don’t want or deserve it.

  3. BermudaGirl says:

    That place (SR) has been a gangstas wannabee hangout for years! So sad; it USED to be a nice place to hang out and hear good music and such. Comfortable. Sigh… No more. The s___t is spreading like cancer to everywhere. Where is “nice” in Bermuda anymore, anyone?

    • K-Dot says:

      Why do people still call them wannabees? there has been organized crime in Bermuda since 2010 we have real gangs now, there are numerous murderers walking around free and probably planning to do more killing now, territories are clearly defined, drug money is flowing, if these aren’t real gangs and gangsters I don’t know what is.

      • sage says:

        2010? More like early sixties. Otherwise you are spot on.

      • Sorry to pop your balloons, we have had gangs since the 40 thieves and the black barays , the 40 thieves dressed in suits and ties behind a desk and the black barays created havoc in the streets because of the mess the 40 thieve was doing through legalized exploitation of the people.

        The 40 thieves made laws to suit themselves and press their kind ahead and leave black folks behind, do see any similarities with today’s society, they still have and we are still trying to get what they have, sound like a gang mentality to me.

        • Come on says:

          You don’t understand history. Those were dark/different times. To use that as justification for the hooliganism today says a lot about you and your ignorance.

          • The damage that the 30 thieves done to the black race in this country has effected the black community far deeper then what we are experiencing today.

            The hooligans that are running around with guns today are all black and taking out their own because of ignorance, the fools back then in the forty thieves came after us only because the color of our skin and did not give a damn of the forefathers and mothers who they drove to their graves intentionally and determine to destroy their off springs also.

            So lets keep the race issue alive, because it is still in existence today and very much institutionalize.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Why am I not at all surprised at your complete misunderstanding of both the Forty Thieves AND the black *berets* ?

    • neb says:

      As a resident of the area, Rangers has never been a wannabe gangsta hangout! others come into the neighbourhood just like they do any other area! it is a club and happen to be a party..there have been several shootings from somerset to st. georges no telling where they will visit at anytime.. don’t try to say its the clubs fault, it is still a nice decent place to go and have a quiet cocktail and conversation..but when a game or party is on people across the island come to visit..the area is basically quiet to live in!

      • Ex Southampton Neighbor says:

        I agree that Southampton Rangers has never been a gangsta wannabe hangout! The media portrayed that idea some time ago. Might I add, the Black Berets did not create havoc in the streets back in the day.

  4. Gabbs says:

    They starting this crap up again.I thought it might be a shooting when about 6 police cars passed my house heading up in that direction,first thing came to mind was the location that it happened at,and I was right….. Very Sad Indeed,I am glad No one got hurt.

  5. lol says:

    More to come!

    • Badmind says:

      How will you know that there is more to come. In life there is a true saying. You reap what you sow. Also what goes around comes right back around. But I will like to share with everyone who has lost a family member, love one, sibling, Leave it to the almighty he will take care of everything the good and bad. So to the rebels or so called gangstas keep your badmind ways to yourself.. Try to have a bless Holiday and a prosperous New Year.

      • If god was in control do you think that these crazy “gangsta” children WOULD be holding Bermuda under THEIR control? Come on. Stop this god mess already. If there’s a storm, you wanna say it’s an act of god (the almighty), if there’s a hurricane you say it’s an act of god (the almighty). So if there’s a shooting is that an act of god too?(the almighty) So is he (the almighty) gonna right the wrong as well ONE day? As in the 2nd (second coming)You need to get out of the pew and start thinking and functioning for yourself and doing something instead of waiting for god (the almighty) to do it for you.. There is too much of this waiting and thanking the ALMIGHTY that is not doing too much good however doing a hell of a lot of ‘letting bad’ things happen, ie the Economy is SHOT the DEATH. Do we need to leave that to the ALMIGHTY to fix as well?????

      • In all fairness you can’t leave it to the almighty, that is what we are here for, we are His workmanship upon the earth and He has given us the right to choose and to do, so when enough folk get up and stay up, change will come and look around you it has already change but if we keep believing it is the same old same old, we regress from the progress that has come about already, but I do not what you are trying to say and encourage you to keep on saying it because the Almighty will do what He has to through you.

  6. Agree says:

    It was only a matter of time

  7. This is Christmas not that really means much to some but i think for the majority, it means a time of togetherness for families, we do not need a repeat of what happen a few Christmas ago.

  8. Desensitized Citizen says:

    It doesn’t even surprise me anymore.
    Nothing is changing on this island. No one takes a stand to speak up to say who these criminals are and the police know who knows what.
    The justice system and police system is a joke – no one is safe.
    I don’t feel safe.
    Bermuda needs to get it together.

    • Please stop Blaming to BPS. Put the blame where it belongs. Finding the criminals is the BPS job. Training these brats is the parents job. If done better the BPS would NOT have to find these brats.

      • K-Dot says:

        This is a 20sq mile island it baffles me how certain gangs can act with impunity, you know exactly who these people are, can you not do surveillance? Investigations? Raids? no? then why can’t you, corruption. And why for the life of me do you delusional people still refer to gang members as children or brats, please return to earth.

      • While we all feel the senseless loss these activities bring, Thankfully this is not the case this time, but let’s put the truth were it belongs.

        Were does this gangsta mentality come from and how did it take over our children and partially our society,I use to blame the parents and then had the rude awakening that most parents are not to blame.

        The blame can start by a sick society that has become sick in far to many areas and when you are suppressed and oppressed on every side, there are factors to take into consideration. I spent a hell of a lot of years in the streets and came from a God fearing home with the best values life can give, but that did not stop me from getting from under my mothers wing and want to fly.

        I made choices at 14 1/2 to go it alone by myself and it was nothing my parents could do to stop me, I was hell bent to being a devils angel, and almost 37 years later I find myself that I was no different then, that most of these young folk is now.

        Police kicking down my door was a regular event in my house and if they were not looking for one of my six brothers or me, it was like a Christmas morning and maybe that is the only time my mother had a relief from the law,looking her children from hell.

        I know some don’t like when i write long diatribes but it is needed for others, these same young folk that we talk about read here on Bernews,let no one fool you, so when they hear of these crimes they don’t pick up Royal gazette or turn on the tv/radio, they go straight to Bernews, so this is were we get their attention.

        many of you may be surprised at some of the comments that have actually helped some of our young folk to look at themselves and really address what is happening around them,but no a incident takes places and some of you same bloggers will come on, myself included and we will say, find them,hang them, give them life in prison etc, so we help to fuel a already out of control situation.

        You look at the outside influence of music on the airwaves and trash on our cable networks, how much influence you think it has, when parents have to work two and three jobs and provide for their families and the t.v and music becomes the baby sitter, and it is what you take in to your ear gates that you act out in your daily walk, that is why folk go to religious organization and come out with differences of opinions because we are to busy walking out what we hear from other folk.

        Every now and then you get a champion who recognizes they have been taught wrong and they get right teachings and try to live it but then they effect others around them for the better, but you still have to follow the path, that you had to first hear it to believe and then to live it,.

        As Kirk Franklin always says, to all my young people in the struggle. I will say life is what you make it and the guns you use today, will turn on you tomorrow and some may think I will get away but you never get away, you might escape the hand of death by not looking into the barrel of a gun but your children will be the death of you or the barrel of a gun if you don’t deal with the forces you have created.

        My nephew is serving life in prison and he said to me, uncle i would rather be tried by 12 people on a jury then to be carried by six pallbearers.sounds cold but this is the mentality of what we have allowed society to create, not parents and guardians.

        I can go on but I will close by saying, Mr. Michael Dunkley pounded the pavement extra hard when in the opposition and made war against the P.L.P and declare that under a O.B.A government we will not tolerate this sought of behavior and any form of gun or gang activity, Mr. Dunkley proclaimed that he if elected would stamp this out entirely.

        Well Mr. Dunkley let me say you have not done jack and you don’t know how to do jack because you now realize being in the hot seat that you don’t have the power to do jack, so for the joker that comes along and says that the shootings and killings have died down tremendous, let me be the first to say, stop smoking your pipe dreams.

        The success rate we have in dealing with these issues have come from the Bermuda Police service and those who have worked along with them long before the O.B.A came into power and secondly, if your feet was in the street or had a lick of sense to street life you would know most of the cold hard core individuals that was a menace to society are up at Westgate and a percentage of them fled to the U.K, so no the quiet down did not come because of the work of Mr.Dunkley.

        To our young people who think’s it is all about control and saving face for a image you have created, the only image you have created, is that of a horrible future of the demons that will torture your minds until you meet death itself, so I throw you a life line and say there is a way out and for me, that was accepting Jesus Christ as my savior and no I did not become perfect and i won’t be perfect as long as I am in this human body, but the deeds of my past stay just there, in the past and the role of my present situation and future is to reach you.

        I am easy to get a hold of and when your feet is in the street drop my name and i will make myself available.

        • somuchless says:

          I did not read one word you wrote. You have too much free time on your hands. Stop writing so much fool.

          • The fool is he who has nothing to say and he who says nothing, but a wise person will know when they have helped to create a bad situation and when it is time to help fix it.

            • sage says:

              It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

  9. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    Ghetto Mentality

  10. Banana Patch says:

    Actions such as this are a crime against the economy, as every shot (an murder) is heard around the world, via the Internet. Not only are those persons taking out their rivals but they are shooting down the economy of Bermuda, in effect damaging every Bermudian.

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      who ever clicked “dislike”…probably are the perps or someone who should be clinically declared brain dead. Being Blind,Deaf and Dumb must be the good life because the majority of you choose that route.

  11. Opressed says:

    Tis the season!

  12. Truth is killin' me... says:


    • neb says:

      since you know so much about families protecting “hoodlums” why don’t you prick or stfu! making assumptions because they seem right is also unjust, you don’t know what families know about one another, does your mammy know where you are and what your doing?

      • Truth is killin' me... says:

        She knows what I’m doing all the time. You sound like part of the problem…A**!!

      • jt says:

        If you know what your kid is doing some of the time you don’t need to know what they are doing all of the time.

  13. Southampton Resident says:

    I was actually outside in my yard and heard them loud and I stay on Scenic Heights. At first it seemed like the usual shots we hear from Warwick Camp but that’s normally 15 rounds at a time and this time it was only 2 shots fired and I knew it was down at Rangers Christmas Party.

    Let’s stop the ignorance this holiday.

  14. John says:

    Unfortunately the heartless, soulless nasty individuals that are responsible for these actions are the type of people who will find great pleasure in ruining some families Christmas. I hope this doesn’t happen

  15. buzz says:

    The Sad thing about this kind of activity is that most people really dont
    care, and that is the truth, we talk about it like we do but For Real do
    we Really Care?? when we stop Pretending then and only then will things change, Only Bermudians ,Not the Police, Politican, or Christian Groups,can Stop this behavior over Night, how ????? by Refusing to tolerate Any More, But most folks here, Love De Drama, it takes the Focus off them selves for a while, So Bermuda when we are Truly Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired This MaddNess will continue,

  16. Lenin says:

    Hand out crap prison sentences this is the result. To me it is PRE MEDITATED but a life sentence here is a bloody joke as is the prison they should live in till they expire.

  17. Rockfish#1 and#2 says:

    The party continued after the BPS attended? Why didn’t they close it down?


    • terry says:

      For what reason.
      Loud noise?
      It happens all the time and I am sure the Police had words with organisers.

      • Rockfish#1 and#2 says:

        If a shot hadn’t been fired I would agree with you. However, if the shooter had returned with a few of his “associates” the headline would be very different.

      • Y-Gurl says:

        Wish the police would start “having words” with the people with the guns

  18. fedup Nana says:

    Truth is killin’ me..I could not have said it any better.

    I live in a neighbor that is stressed with Police running through on weekly basics. I am not angry at the dysfunctional young man and women. Mom/Dad not around. I stopped a youngster age 14, who was dealing with some serious social issues school/peers and asked, “do you have anyone to talk to” his reply “nobody cares about me” Sad he lives with his mother and has a living/healthy father. I feel like strangling some of the parents. I have approached a few parents and vented, it goes in one ear and out the other. The young girls and boys who are just left to roam the streets all day and night, if you go to the community bars, in every parish you will find their parents. NOTE.. These persons who are committing gun crimes were once that 14 year lost boy/girl. BERMUDA.. They don’t care if you call them all the foul names you can think of. If mom/dad lacked parental guidance, and no love, what chance does our society have? So tell me BERMUDA.. If we are not to blame the parents. Who is to blame???? TRUTH-BE-SAID… THEIR WAR IS NOW OUR/SOCIETY PROBLEM

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Colin Coxall knew exactly what he was talking about (and how long ago was that?) when he said Bermuda has three generations of lost people.

      • An this is a very wise comment but you know what really makes me smile, the public was never told why Mr. Coxall was silenced and made to go back to his home country before his contract was up, but more importantly what he was paid to leave.

        Then wind it all up and see that it was the U.B.P that was in power at the time and who is in Power now.

  19. 24 says:

    I am 24 years old. It’s not the young peoples fault why all this crime and violence is going on. It’s the parents and there parents fault. they let the old bermuda ways slip away. the old teachings the old way of bringing up youth. If you want to blame someone look into yourself and change yourself before you can change others.

  20. Sheesh we cant have a good time without someone dopey spoiling it with anti social behaviour

  21. Duhh says:

    One person lets off a shot and it’s a gang issue people are crazy one persons actions does not represent all of us u people haven’t seen no real gangs trust and believe that this is a sample of what prolly will be if change is not made

  22. Disgusted says:

    24 “what prolly will be”? wowww