Senior officers from the Serious Crime Division will hold a news conference at 12-noon today in follow up to the shooting incident at the Robin Hood Pub last night.
Still no official word on the condition of the four people shot at the Richmond Road pub.
There is an audio clip being circulated on social media, reportedly by a male eyewitness, who said one of the victims sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The status of his condition and the three others injured remains unknown.
The conference will be held at the Hamilton Police Station media room to provide an update.
We’ll have more in subsequent reports later today.
The shooting, which occurred around 6pm on Tuesday (Oct 26), has been declared “a critical incident”, that saw terrified customers running for cover when at least six shots were fired in the bar and restaurant.
Three of the four injured parties were rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, while the fourth victim was taken to hospital in a private vehicle.
Acting Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons condemned this senseless act of violence.
“This heinous act carried out by individuals who it would seem have no regard for life or even the safety and wellbeing of others for that matter, has left our community shaken,” he said.
“This is not who we are as Bermudians.
“The public can expect to see increased policing around reassurance patrols in direct response to this incident.
“This is being addressed at the highest level in terms of our response and commitment of resources around that.”
He also noted that “there were rumours circulating that a police officer was killed in this attack”.
“I can categorically state, there is no truth to these claims.”