Shooting In West End, 25-Year-Old Man Injured

November 14, 2015

[Updated] The police have responded to the west end early this morning [Nov 14] after what we understand to be reports of gunshots in the area.


Crime scene tape is visible and unofficial reports indicate that one person may have been injured. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.


Update 5.29am: The police have confirmed that one person has been injured in a shooting in the area of 9 Beaches in Sandys.

The police said the man was shot in his “lower extremities” and he was taken to the hospital via ambulance for treatment of his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Update 5.42am: Audio of police spokesperson Robin Simmons below

Update 6.40am: A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:40am on Saturday, November 14th police officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Nine Beaches [Daniel’s Head] Sandys parish.

“It has been confirmed that one male was shot and injured in his lower extremities. The victim, believed to be a 25 year old Sandys parish man, was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

“However, his wound is not considered to be life threatening.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses or persons with information regarding this incident should contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the anonymous and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.”

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  1. Kat says:

    This is crazy. We are living in a corrupted world these little boys who want to act bad. It scares me to have to raise my little ones in this madness. Not only should we be praying for Paris we need to be also praying for or own right here in Bermy..STOP THE MADNESS

  2. Coffee says:

    Waiting for the Minister of National Security to comment ! Don’t hold your breath people . He was quick enough to jump in line behind the world leaders to condemn the terrorist acts in France but , he will do everything in his power to ignore the acts of terror in his own backyard !

    • Kangoocar says:

      Instead of talking your usual BS, why don’t you read the article concerning the Auditor General Heather Jacob Mathews report on YOUR plp???? Of course I know you have read it, but all you usual plp talking heads are silent on that, why is that????? You all should be hiding your face in shame!!!

      • Raymond Ray says:

        The Bermuda Government’s financial statements have received a qualified Auditor’s opinion for the fifth consecutive year.
        Auditor-General Heather Jacobs Matthews yesterday released reports documenting the results of audits of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending March 31, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
        She pointed to serious deficiencies in internal control over the management of various capital development projects.
        Ms Matthews said the deficiencies led her to question the appropriateness of certain transactions and the underlying value of assets.
        The Auditor-General also cites the continued failure to provide summary financial statements that disclose the full nature and extent of the overall financial affairs and resources of the Government, the increased net debt, and incidences of non-compliance with Financial Instructions.
        Please someone from the Opposition (Progressive Labour Party) explain this to we the Tax payers I am like many others, we’re still awaiting for someone to be in Court for the missing $ from the golf course job in Southampton :-(

        • Re Word Raymond says:

          What does that have to do with the shooting in the West end Troll King? This what you should have typed. :)

          Don’t worry Jeff Baron has a plan he’s been working on it since 2012.
          Just to think I actually believed in him when he spoke.
          Craigy speaks first then Mr. Baron talks political strategy about how the OBA will solve the gang shootings. Check the video.

      • Sheila says:

        The food ppl served yesterday was nasty salty fish no taste gluey macaroni never again waste of 15 feeding us shi ….. Just like they ran Bermuda to the ground

    • Awake says:

      And we are waiting for you to explain your ignorant comment!

    • Tired of it all says:

      anything to say about the auditor general report issued yesterday?

    • Miranda Fountain says:

      For God’s sake! It happened in the middle of the night!

    • Bill says:

      Wait a minute. “ignore the acts of terror in his own backyard” Why does it always become a political figures fault? Who are buying drugs from the “gangs”? Who are allowing young people to stray to this kind of lifestyle? Who are the relatives and friends? The answer is “US” bermudians. We ourselves are “ignoring the acts of terror in our own backyard”

      • Say Whaat? says:

        Who are buying the drugs? You think it’s just low level criminals? That ship with over $10 million dollars worth of cocaine was headed to Bermuda last year. That was for the rich and powerful. We are stupid cause we killing each other and the top guys just find others to do their dirty work. Police won’t arrest those from the top though.

        • Bill says:

          You are right about that as well and that’s exactly my point. RICH, POOR, BLACK, WHITE, MALE AND FEMALE are buying drugs and supporting these so called “GANGS”. Until we as a community do something about it, stop allowing this antisocial behaviour and trying to help these young bermudians find a better way of life, it will go on forever.

        • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

          Because they CAN’T. and neither could you if you were in that position.

          Y’all really clueless as to the POWER of the Cartels.

        • Concerned says:

          Should you know facts share them with the police or call the hotline instead of spewing your venom here.

    • Kim Smith says:

      Do you realise that your prejudice is showing!

      • Duh says:

        What Prejudce?

        Hes stating fact, you really dont think these guys shooting each other are brining in the drugs?

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      If I was minister of security I would bother commenting either…commenting doesn’t get things done…stop introducing new laws and enforce the maximum penalties that already exist…and like someone said…its not the govt. fault that YOUR DEMON SEED OFFSPRING is f#@k**g OUR home up…its YOUR responsibility to ensure that YOUR family gives up this out of style gang business…so… until YOU the average bermudian gains control of this in house problem …nothing will change but only get worse…maybe we should hire some professional sweepers to go around and clean up the vile scumbags…round them up contain them .BYE BYE BACTERIA!

    • filobedo21 says:

      I don’t care a damn whether the Min. of National SEcurity commens or not on this shooting. As long as the Bermuda Police does their job to bring the perp to the courts, that’s what’s important.

    • Habanero says:

      your just like onion juice. a complete waste of time and space

    • @ Coffee, I read this whole article before any comments was posted, and my sentiments exactly was the same as you have stated above. no matter how many dislikes you have here from U.B.P supporters and O.B.A wanna bee’s, I know many in this country feel the same.

      Mr Premier your government is not ready for a all out attack, and your lack of taking real action as the national security minister is a proven fact of that statement, God forbid if anything of a major attack were to occur under your non leadership.

    • Zevon says:

      Acts of terror in our own backyard? What, like the depletion of taxpayer funds for years, lack of financial controls, deliberate mismanagement, selling our children and grandchildren into decades of financial slavery, that kind of thing?

      And what is often scumbag criminals shooting each other doesn”t compare to 130 innocent people being killed. Sorry about that.

  3. Paid Blogger says:

    @ coffee – such a normal comment from you but Had you ever thought that it his happened in the wee hours of he morning where normal people would be sleeping. Get over it.

    • Typical says:

      No you, “Paid Blogger” get over it!
      You are right @Coffeee We shall see if he comments at all.

    • Say Whaat? says:

      Didn’t he get sworn in as the premier in the wee hours of the morning. Would seem like he’s up at that time on a regular basis.

  4. Alter Ego says:

    Yeah Sure… Banning Dark Visors is going to fix all of this. Legalize guns and let the rest of us be on at least equal grounds as criminals and not lagging way behind. Stop punishing the innocent for the actions for the few guilty!

  5. Rock watcher says:

    @ coffee The Premier should condemn the acts of terrorism in France ,anyone who can compare these gang members who choose to shoot each other to the true terrorism which has been experienced last night in France needs a reality check…… Iam sure all the leaders MP’S etc of Bermuda will make their usual speech of how terrible the shooting of another young Bermudian was…….meanwhile we should be thinking of all the poor innocent victims in France.

  6. Oh,I see now says:

    My question is was this someone from town or is this a new trend of in house fighting.If the latter then we will see a new level of violence in Somerset worse than anything town brought.As insane as this sounds at lease in the past everyone had an idea where the shooter was from and where to start looking.

  7. Oh,I see now says:

    Shot in the lower extremities is not meant to kill but give a warning or as a form of punishment, watch out Somerset.

  8. Just a matter of time says:

    @ Rock watcher. ‘…true terrorism..’ ?? What is that? Please explain. Thanks.

  9. 9 Beaches Crew says:

    I often take my kids to 9 beaches to Beachcomb and swim throughout the year, and I am honestly disgusted by the ‘citizens’ who live there. They smoke weed in public, curse loudly, and albeit they have never been disrespectful to us or the tourists who visit; however, it’s such a turnoff for such a ‘hidden gem’. They are often playing cards and getting rowdy/getting into arguments, and I wasn’t there and don’t know the facts, but please don’t link this to the horrible incident in France. This could very well (under certain circumstances) be an isolated incident.

  10. peter n says: such a shame that the tinted visors havent been banned!!if they were there is no chance this wouldve happened lmao…such petty stuff here…banning visors smh…such shallow minded thinking here and warped priorities…..

  11. social media says:

    I deal on a daily basis with most of these individuals that have been sentenced with gun crimes and its a big difference in certain areas and how the behave. If you know people that come in contact with some of the individuals ask them which side (area/gangs)do you have the most problems with and I bet the same answer would come up. Its only one area that terrorizes front street,chain snatches and pulls guns on tourist. other sides had to step up to enforce that this area was confined however just like what happened up rangers every where this area is allowed to go to it will always end up in some type of gun crime. people that don’t fully understand what is going on would not have a clue what i’m talking about but like I said ask people that deal with these areas on a daily basis and ask them what area do they have the most problems with. That is real problem for Bermuda.

  12. Bright Star says:

    Let’s hope it isn’t going to become the Wild West, and unsafe to host America’s Cup at the West End come 2017.

    • Walk in their shoes says:

      Regardless of the America’s Cup presence, Bermuda has a major issue to tackle.

      • Concerned says:

        The ending of this calls for parents, grandparents, friends, girlfriends, baby momma’s and the rest of this Island who know the persons involved with gangs, the shootings and all of the FACTS to tell what you know instead of allowing these people to run and eventually ruin their lives and that of their children.

  13. Coffee says:

    And it all comes back down to the Minister of National Security who promised the scared , frightened and vulnerable unarmed people of Bermuda that if elected HE WOULD END THE GUN VIOLENCE PLAGUEING THE ISLAND , his words , not mine , not the PLP …Micheal Dunkley’s . He has absolutely no problem breaking promises to his base , who have a huge appetite for the false promises made by the aforementioned politician and his party .

    What is the fear factor in Bermuda now . Has anyone polled the elderly to see if whether they feel less safe than they did a year ago ? Two years ago ?

    • Zevon says:

      If we could round up the 500 troublemakers Bermuda would be totally safe.
      But then Bean would complain ” they’re lockin up are people”.
      The PLP is only interested in protecting crminals.

  14. Terry says:

    Politics has nothing to do with this.

    Ask your Mom and Dad that give you the means to keep them BMW’s going.
    Reality is a beach on which you do not die but in a parking lot or your neighbors yard.


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