Bermuda’s Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks has condemned “yet another incident of violence” in “our country”, following the fatal stabbing that claimed the life of another young Bermudian.
Extending condolences to the victim’s family, the Minister also wished “the second stabbing victim who attended the hospital a speedy recovery”.
“We must always condemn violent incidents like these, and the community violence issue will continue to require our collective attention and focus,” said Mr Weeks.
“I urge anyone who may have information about this incident or may have been a witness to assist the Bermuda Police Service with its inquiries.”
Police launched a new murder investigation after two men were stabbed in an altercation in the car park of Horseshoe Bay in Southampton Friday night (Sept 9).
Police responded to the report shortly after 11pm to find two males sustained stab wounds, one with stab wounds to the chest that proved to be fatal.
The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital’s Emergency Department. The second victim sustained a non-life threatening injury to his arm.
Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Jason Smith said: “There were several young people in the car park when this unfortunate incident occurred. Parents, if your child should come home talking about this incident, please get in contact with police.”
Police are now urging those young people and anyone else with information to please call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.
It was also noted that no further information will be provided until all next of kin of the deceased have been informed.