21-Year-Old Injured In Shooting In Middletown

June 8, 2016

[Updated with video] The police responded to the Middletown area a short while ago this afternoon [June 8], and a heavy police presence can currently be seen in the area, and crime scene tape is visible on the scene. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

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Update 4.27pm: The police have confirmed that it was a shooting in the area, and one person has been injured.

Update 4.32pm: The police confirmed the shooting took place at around 3.20pm, and a 21-year-old man has been injured, receiving what the police said were “multiple gunshot wounds.”

Update 4.49pm: Video statement from Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines

Update 4.54pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:27pm this afternoon[8-Jun], police responded to a report of an incident that took place in the Middle Town Pembroke area.

“Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a lone male on a white motorcycle travelling down Middle Town Drive opened fire a 21-year-old Pembroke male. The victim was taken to King Edward Memorial Hospital via private vehicle, where he is being treated for gunshot wounds.

“The area has been cordoned off and the scene is being processed by the forensic support department. An active investigation has commenced under the direction of Acting Inspector Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit.

“Police are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1285 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

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  1. Thinker says:

    SIGH

    • Sad, but our new National Security minister will stop it.

      • OBSERVER says:

        ONION JUICE:
        Okay. We all await this one.

      • MJ says:

        And the prize for biggest idiot on the planet goes to…

        • jt says:

          I actually think O.J. is ok with these events. Fits his agenda.

      • Torian says:

        Please find a hole and stick your head into it Onion Juice. You full well know that no bloody person would be able to predict who will get shot, when they will get shot and who has all the guns on the island. This isn’t Minority Report. Times will only get worse as the more violent, careless youth that we have brought up grow older.

        No Minister, Senator, President or other man/woman will help in stopping/preventing/reporting crime other than you and your neighbors. Take accountability for your island. Stop relying on other people to fix it.

        Peace.

        • Its me again says:

          So the fact that these youth are disenfranchised doesnt play a part?

          Also the fact that almost 30percent of this island is under cctv doesnt help the police? Sure it isnt minoirty report levels but they know enoough.

          Inheard this a while ago but “nothing stops a bullet like a job”

          • Build a Better Bermuda says:

            If only that were true, sadly the fact that the shootings going on when our economy was flush with employment opportunity denounces this notion. It might have some traction as a symptom of youth disenfranchisement, but that would be trying to ignore the notion that this isn’t just a symptom of social disenfranchisement, but of poor famililial up bringing or that there are just bad people as well.

        • Well that was part of their election campaign after slamming P.L.P for their lack off getting things done.
          Batter up.

          • Awesome says:

            Sad when on the same Bernews page, one story below this one they are highlighting 17 Bermudian youths doing great, positive things and they are being rewarded for their efforts. As of the time of this posting exactly three people commented.

            One fool goes out there and wants to play gangsta and people give these fools lots of attention. Onion Juice and others use it as a political opportunity as if any politician has power to stop all crime.

      • inna says:

        Lay off the juice jacka$$!!!

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

        Well apparently you don’t have the ability to prevent criminals from practicing their trade so how do you expect the minister to prevent them…The PLP minister didn’t stop it either actually it got worse…almost a daily occurrence then…didnt hear from you then so we shouldn’t hear from you now…I wouldn’t be surprised if you were choreographing these pop up crimes just to throw bad light on the OBA…or its your family doing this crap.

        There is a way to stop this but you still would cry foul…but trust me it can be cured…YOU just don’t want it.

        • watchfuleyes says:

          The Minister takes credit when crime is down so…why should he escape responsibility when it starts soaring again?He came in saying under his Govt they were going to do this and that to fight this gun violence . ..well do it.or just do what they have been doing for the last 4 years..sit and hope the violence stops on its own.

          • Zevon says:

            Except it isn’t “soaring”. Serious crime is way below where it was five years ago.

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

            Are you gonna be ok with the “solution” or are you gonna bitch n moan about the severe consequences because that’s all I hear…just like the bus situation…One day y’all bitch that nothings being done so they take unsafe buses off the road and y’all bitch about that…its just no pleasing the unpleasant.

        • Wayne Wonders says:

          Keepin’ it real…you are on absolute IDIOT!!!

          For you to even suggest something like that proves exactly what you and people like you think. There are only TWO ways to get guns into Bermuda and that is by air or sea, but there are so many turning a blind eye as far as “detection and confiscation”.

          How do I know it isn’t your “well to do friends” with their influence and “good name” as the source of importation????

          Remember?…it’s happened before….MOO MOO milk!!

        • TimBuc says:

          Your a complete moron. Why do people like you dwell on the past government but flame when people pull the race card. A lot of us now try to live for tomorrow not for today. These young bucks don’t care what party is in power. Some don’t even know who the deputy primer is. Dude they live that street life to nip it in the butt it’s starts from knee high you hypocrite.

        • frank says:

          With father’s day near by all father’s should ask them selves this have I been a father to my children or just a sperm donor
          And parents mother and father’s yes get in your children’s business find out what they are doing and who they hang out with
          Make sure their as”"”s are at home when you say so in other words you make the rules in your
          House Not them

      • Zevon says:

        Every village has one.

      • Awesome says:

        Onion Juice you are an idiot.

      • Charlly X says:

        Smh children learn from their parents & the community !! This is what you can expect after years of injustices & ulterior motives !! God Created us all equally , So why must we be subjected to systematic skullduggery ???

  2. Biggadon says:

    Here we go again…..smh !

  3. OBSERVER says:

    Hey, Guys.
    You MUST stop this. This is nonsense. Innocent people are being injured and killed.
    Hey!!! What if it were your sister, brother, grandmother??????
    Please stop this and do POSITIVE THINGS WITH YOUR LIVES.
    When you are older, this nonsense will plague your conscience. Then what????
    Suicide.Bad things do eventually end.
    How can you do these dreadful things and sleep nightly???

    • Terry says:

      Money.

    • bdaguy says:

      so you are saying the person that got shot is innocent, ya right everyone is innocent that why they get shot,

    • Madge says:

      These lot do not have a concience , all they care about is MONEY… and you can hear the excuses that will make excuses for these low life.

  4. Stuck on stupid says:

    This is going to be one long hot summer! Stay out of the kitchen.

    • Terry says:

      Well you must be stuck.
      Once the summer ends and fall it’s gonna be a long cold winter.

      Shalom.

  5. wahoo says:

    Middletown owners you gotta help the police save your investment! The gangsters are ruining your investment, your neighborhood and your lives. I have said before that these neighborhoods around town could be absolutely awesome but people are afraid to be there because there is always a risk. What a pity! Must be someone else’s fault.

  6. downthetoiletwego says:

    Nobody saw anything. Nobody knows anything.

    Sure.

    • Middle Town Resident says:

      My question is how do you know what was told or not told to the police how do you know if anyone saw anything? Oh I forgot you was in Middle Town so maybe you should talk to the police!

      • downthetoiletwego says:

        More like: this island is too small for this type of thing to keep happening – this isn’t a Middle Town problem this is a Bermuda problem.

  7. Bermuda ,Do we really have a problem? Or is it as the governor said, , A” COI ” , is not needed. The answer is in the many reports , already written. Death in one color, but it is a Bermudian thing . Keep believing that. I think we need a foreign expert to come in and tell us what to do. This is the Bermudian way. The governor is out of here by the end of the month. 11 deaths and counting , under his watch. AND ALL BERMUDA IS SILENT. I wonder why?

    • Hello says:

      Some people cannot face the facts. Rodney Smith has it right . And we can clearly see that we will NEVER ever hold a British representative who is totally paid for by us, responsible when the constitution says he is responsible for National Defense. His predecessor rejected USA gang help and as much as Dr. Brown fought it, the British had their way and now it continues in broad day ight.

  8. Hot Button says:

    Who is responsible for National Security in Bermuda and has 11 murders during his watch and can’t wait to get out of Bermuda at the end of June and we have never asked Whitehall to recall him<. who is that man? The Governor. It is as simple as that and we are afraid to ask the British Government to recall him and to send us someone with some balls to get the job done. As simple as that.

    • wahoo says:

      You want soldiers to tackle this? I would support that? They could lock arms and walk from East to West.

    • Inabermystylie says:

      for real dude…? Typical…always looking to blame someone else for the actions of others. If the locals in the area had some balls and would report this stuff maybe, then just maybe, we might get somewhere.

      • Middle Town Resident says:

        Yet here you are blaming the neighbors smh the pot calling the kettle black

    • The governor is such a friendly person. He could not be responsible for all the going ons in Bermuda. You talk like you want him to do something. Well , He did, , ” NOTHING .”

    • Jeremy Deacon says:

      @Hot Button – yes, the Governor has overall control of the police, but who controls the budget? The Government does and the Government has cut that budget considerably.
      As the saying goes: He who pays the piper, plays the tune

      • Really says:

        Isle of Man 236 police officers policing a population of 86,000 people and a land mass of 362 square miles. Guernsey 186 police officers policing a population of 67,500 people and a land mass of 30 square miles. Bermuda 450 police officers policing a population of 64,000 people and a land mass of 21 square miles. Mr Deacon it is a well known fact that Bermuda has one of the largest police forces in the world per capita. Even after its budget cuts. Appears to be more of a deployment issue when you draw comparison to the other two Islands mentioned.

  9. Bermy greens says:

    there will be more to come !

  10. Terry says:

    When one reads the comments prior to mine I wonder even why I respond.

    Bermuda is f******.

    AC will bring air.

    After that………………..

    • Um got to much brains says:

      Have no fear Terry, most people here are just getting a jolly, want to hear themselves, or just plain stupid with a computer. The real world is better.

  11. Swamp Dog says:

    Bring in the infantry, surround the KNOWN trouble spots and SUSPECTED hideouts, house to house search and destroy the little sissy punks. no one will miss them if they disappear.

    • wahoo says:

      I am all for it! enough is enough. Softly-softly did not work so WAR on drugs begins now.

  12. Got me Rollin says:

    17 Youths Honored at Reception. This is a story that is on Bernewa and you all have Absolutely nothing to comment about that. However you are going in hard on each other on this thread. Most pitiful and very telling of the lives you lead.

  13. Coffee says:

    It’s very disturbing and enlightening at the same time that the premier of Bermuda has allowed the national security portfolio be managed by a person who failed together WITH the premier to stop the shootings . They promised , they PROMISED , THEY PROMISED ……. Nobody else promised anything …. BUT THEY PROMISED ….

    • Um got to much brains says:

      and we are STILL better off

      • Glenda R. says:

        Your a joke….

      • Coffee says:

        WE ! …Speak for yourself … But then your right , the gunshots are far from your doorstep , and I can guarantee from that idiotic comment that you know absolutely no one who has been affected personally by gun violence .

        My suggestion to you is to keep your headspace in paradise , because reality in Bermuda for others is hell .

  14. Typical says:

    How are these guns and ammunition getting into Bermuda? Who is in charge of keeping guns, ammunition and drugs from entering into Bermuda? I wish the good Minister would review the goings on within Customs. Why does part of Cuatoms fall under the Finance Minister and some of Cuatoms fall under the Miniister of National Security? Sounds like a complete clusterf***. So many Government Departments struggle without the additional complication of two Ministers….Guns, ammunition, cocaine, heroin, etc…. None of it is manufactured in Bermuda. What is the Collector of Customs doing to secure the borders?

  15. Albie says:

    Swamp,

    It appears that the boys are taking care of their competition quite effectively.

    Another year or two it might all settle down again.

    I wonder what will happen when, not if, the collateral damage impacts someone of value to the ruling class?

  16. Sad says:

    Hope they catch the shooter, D all your love ones are praying for you. Sad what this island is coming to.

  17. mmm says:

    These particular type of crime takes only a few seconds to commit. Neither party can be blamed for the gun crime, for that matter any crime. I hope the victim makes a full recovery. Life is very, very precious, it really is. Those responsible must ask them-selves, what was accomplished today by shooting some-one.

  18. Mr.Speaker says:

    Bermuda needs some form of capital punishment and those that found guilty send them South America to serve their life sentence.

  19. Middle Town Resident says:

    I live in Middle Town and this neighborhood has not had any problems for the last couple years the boys do not hang around here because we are a community and family and we got them out of our neighborhood. For the record majority of the residents actually have jobs and were at work and our kids in school. Our neighborhood doesn’t define who we are!!! More than half of the houses in Middle Town are owned by the families that reside in them. When you come around here you see kids outside playing enjoying life like any other neighborhood. Not everyone that lives in this neighborhood sells drugs or are gangsters. How do you know the neighbors didn’t talk to the police? Were you here to see or hear anyone refuse to cooperate? If you don’t live here don’t judge us half of you all have never even been in Middle Town so how do you pass judgment on us!!! THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE JUDGE AND HIS NAME IS GOD!!!!

    • Confused says:

      You know what puzzles me…in the comments I see a whole lot of finger pointing, but no suggestions or solutions.

      Don’t believe this violence is a Government problem…it is a Bermuda problem, and until we stop finger pointing and work together for a solution it will continue and get worse.

      I was taught “if you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all”, maybe we need to apply this to electronic media as well.