Police Appeal For Witnesses After Shooting

October 18, 2023 | 8 Comments

[Updated] The police are searching for a suspect following a shooting today [Oct 18] in which a “lone suspect riding a motorcycle discharged a firearm in the direction of two males who were standing outside the nearby Bermy Cuisine restaurant” with the police noting that no one was injured and “the brazenness of his incident is particularly alarming as it took place at the height of the luncheon interval, with several people gathered.”

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A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, police received a report of a firearms incident in the area of Park Road, Pembroke.

“Upon arrival, officers were informed that a lone suspect riding a motorcycle discharged a firearm in the direction of two males who were standing outside the nearby Bermy Cuisine restaurant.

“The suspect then rode off in the direction of Woodlands Road.

“There have been no reports of any injuries. The suspect was said to have been riding a white step-through motorcycle.

“They were wearing a black jacket, dark coloured pants, white sneakers and a black helmet.

Detective Inspector, Jason Smith appealed for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect, believed to be a male.

“We are asking anyone with CCTV cameras along Woodlands Road and the surrounding area, to please check their devices to see whether they may have captured video or still images of anyone fitting the description of the suspect.

“The brazenness of his incident is particularly alarming as it took place at the height of the luncheon interval, with several people gathered outside the Bermy Cuisine restaurant, or making their way back to their places of work or to patronise nearby businesses.

“This should be cause for major concern among the community and I am asking that anyone with any information at all on this incident to please get in contact with us urgently.”

The spokesperson said, “Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Inspector Smith on 717-0864, via email, jsmith2@bps.bm. Alternatively, please call the main police number, 295-0011 or provide the information to a police officer you know.

“You may also provide the information via the community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm or call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.”

Update Oct 18, 4.55pm: Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said, “I am appalled by today’s shooting incident and feel sorry for those who had to experience this terrifying event.

“This act of violence is reckless and puts innocent lives at risk, which is totally unacceptable in a civilised society such as Bermuda.

“I condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms and am confident that the Bermuda Police Service will apprehend those responsible for this heinous crime.

“We urge anyone with information about this incident to come forward and assist the Bermuda Police Service in the ongoing investigation so that they can bring the culprits to justice.”

Shadow Minister for National Security Michael Dunkley said, “It’s bad enough that we have to deal with incidents of gun violence in Bermuda, but the actions of today are totally reprehensible. To brazenly shoot at someone in the height of the day in a very busy area is the lowest of the low.

“The area which in the shooting occurred is very busy and often frequented by many with schools and businesses in the vicinity. There could have been many innocent victims today.

“We hope that any witnesses will come forward and speak to the police. Today’s perpetrator needs to be brought to justice.

“Silence is complicity.”

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  1. puzzled says:


    Yeah right.

    • Dejavu says:

      Why do you need a witness for simple police work? Check the multiple cameras and see who they were shooting at because they weren’t masked up. Take them in for questioning and bam you have your shooter. They have no intention of catching anyone because how many public shootings has bermuda had and how many convictions have the courts made lol. Also they continue to let guns come into the island

      • MakeitMakeSense says:

        Ok while everyone is entitled to their opinion. Let’s just state facts. The police are responsible for investigations. The courts decide whether a person is convicted or not. NOT police! The courts and police service are two different things. Further, your comment assumes that the person or persons being shot at, know who the shooter was. It’s possible they did and it’s possible they didn’t.
        You said check the multiple cameras? That’s what they’re trying to do, but cameras don’t show everything! Sometimes the view or quality of the footage is bad! ALSO, cameras don’t say who done it! Witnesses might see things the camera didn’t. What’s your problem with witnesses? If it was something directly affecting YOU, I’d think you would want witnesses to come forth.

        • Dejavu says:

          The facts are if the police got 10 witnesses can you guess how many different versions of what happened would they here. The courts can’t lock up criminals the police aren’t catching. If they spent as much time making gun busts as they do weed one’s then we wouldn’t have this issue. But they feel the need to concentrate on something literally legal in half the major countries. The cameras are the best bet but you’re right majority don’t work they are just for show

  2. Payattention says:

    Is Paster Leroy Bean still contracted at $125,116 per annum as co-ordinator of the Gang Violence Reduction Taskforce?? Just curious….

  3. wondering says:

    When we have an apathetic society, this is what we get. Apathetic towards values and standards. Apathetic towards respect of oneself. Apathetic to drug use. Apathetic to social issues plaguing families.

    Mothers and fathers neglecting rhein children after they can legally leave them home alone.

    Parents on drugs and children being groomed by the example set before them.

    Children selling drugs st school. Snelling like weed in class. The list goes on……

  4. Kim Smith says:

    Yes, it is the adults in our community who are responsible for the deplorable state our community is in… but the children who will suffer most.

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