‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

August 23, 2016

These senseless killings are a “national crisis as our sons’ lives “are being lost too soon, too often,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Shadow Minister of Health & Community Affairs Michael Weeks said.

These comments follow after Friday night’s shooting, which resulted in the death of 25-year-old Jason Mello, with that shooting occurring only a couple of days after a 28-year-old man was shot and injured in Hamilton Parish.

MP Michael Weeks at the scene on Friday evening:

The joint statement from the two MPs said, “The announcement of the shooting incident on Bandroom Lane, Pembroke just a few days after an incident in Hamilton Parish is of great concern to the Progressive Labour Party [PLP], and we join the authorities in their appeal for information on these crimes.

“It is clear that the issues of gang violence and violent crime remain with us, and curbing the root causes of why this continues to happen must become the main priority of all agencies within the public and private sectors that are working to minimize these occurrences.

“These senseless killings have brought about a national crisis because our sons’ lives matter, and as they are being lost too soon, too often, it must not be diminished to anything less.

“We know the pain and suffering to our people is considerable, and our thoughts remain with the families affected.

“We urge anyone who has information that can assist that authorities with apprehending those responsible speak with the Bermuda Police Service, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 800-8477.”

The police have asked anyone with information about the recent shootings to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or on the confidential and independent Crimestoppers hotline 800-8477.

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