National Security Minister Extends Condolences

October 25, 2020

Following a weekend of violence which has tragically left one man dead and two men in hospital recovering from gun shot wounds, the Minister of National Security Renee Ming has extended her condolences to the family and urged anyone who may know anything to please contact the police.

The Minister’s comments follow after a 28-year-old man was killed in a stabbing incident early this morning in Sandys, and two men were shot in Pembroke on Friday night.

“My heart goes out to the young man’s family who lost his life last night, and I extend to his loved ones my sincerest condolences,” Minister Ming said. “I also wish the two gun shot victims a speedy recovery.

“I cannot imagine the horror felt in both the Somerset and the Pembroke Park neighbourhood this weekend with area residents having to experience these acts of gun and knife violence. These incidences are happening far too often. These are our neighbourhoods, and it should cause us all to be concerned as a community.

“The Gang Violence Reduction Team has been working over the weekend in the Pembroke Park area to assist that community in dealing with the trauma of the multiple shooting. They will also be present in the Somerset area today.

“I have been assured that the Bermuda Police Service is dedicating the necessary resources to address these incidents. But in the meantime, I am urging anyone who may know anything to please contact the police. As a community, we must come together, because enough is enough. Bermuda, we are better than this. We can and must do better.”

Anyone who has information about either incident is urged to call the main police number 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800-8477.

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