National Security Minister, Michael Weeks, today condemned the islands most recent gun murder committed last night in Devonshire.

In a statement released today, the Minister extended heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government, to the family and loved ones of the victim.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred last night in Devonshire resulting in the loss of a life”

“The violence that led to this senseless act affects us all, and we will support the Bermuda Police Service with its investigation, to bring those responsible to justice.

“I urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward and assist the investigators. Please call Police on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.”

His comments were echoed by Shadow Minister Michael Dunkley, who noted that it was only less than a month ago, that Bermuda experienced the loss of life as a result of gun violence.

And yet, already we’ve found ourselves here again.

“The OBA extends its deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased.

“Families should be preparing for the festive holiday season, not making unexpected funeral preparations. When does this senselessness stop?

“What kind of sick satisfaction are these gunmen gaining? How do they sleep peacefully knowing that they’ve left a family devastated? Where has the moral fibre of this country gone?

“Too many lives have been snatched away at the hands of cold-hearted killers. Will we continue to remain silent, or we will find the courage and speak to the Police.

“Please, if you know something say something.

Police launched a murder investigation after a 53-year-old man was shot dead on Mary Victoria Road,, where area residents heard gunshots fired shortly after 7.45pm.

The victim, who was shot multiple times was found lying unresponsive in the middle of the road.