The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), today identified the victim of the fatal shooting last night as 35-year-old Wilfred Outerbridge Jr.

Mr Outerbridge, a father of three, was shot several times, while at his residence on the Cobbs Hill. Railway Trail in Warwick.

Area residents say they alerted police, after they heard about five or six gunshots just before 9pm last night.

Police say the shooting occurred around 8:50pm on Tuesday, November 21st, in a targeted attack that occurred inside his residence.

The victim rushed via ambulance to King Edward Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

An investigation led by Detective Sergeant Odessa Phillip of the Serious Crime Unit, recovered evidence when the scene was forensically processed last night.

An autopsy is expected to be performed later this week by a forensic pathologist.

Speaking at a news conference earlier today, Acting Detective Inspector Derricka Burns said although the fatal shooting was a targeted attack, it did not appear to be gang-related at this stage.

She also thanked the area residents who have come forward to assist so far.

“As the investigation continues, we urge anyone who has any information whatsoever, to call the Serious Crime Unit.

“We are also appealing for any residents with CCTV or ring cameras, and who live in the area of Cobbs Hill, Ord Road, Spring Hill and the Tribe Road in Warwick, to check their cameras and footage.

“We are particularly interested in anyone who may have captured two individuals on a light coloured bike riding along the Railway Trail in Warwick, or the surrounding areas that I mentioned, between 8pm and 9 3 pm on Tuesday.

“We want you to make contact with us as this information may provide crucial information to progress the investigation,“ she added.

“This is yet another senseless murder in Bermuda.

“This marks our third murder for the year, and we are seeking the assistance of the public, so that we can bring offenders to justice.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been been appointed to assist Mr Outerbridge’s family during this difficult period, and we extend condolences to the family on the loss of their loved one.“

Michael Weeks, the Minister of National Security, as the Emergency Measures Organisation executive meets to assess the impact of Tropical Storm Philippe (Image courtesy of Bermuda Government)

Meanwhile, Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks, said: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life resulting from the shooting incident in Warwick last night.

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the victim’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.

“Personally, I am appalled by the continuance of this absurd violence that has claimed the life of another black male.“

Shadow Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley, said: “Another senseless shooting; another life taken unnecessarily. When does this end?

“We cannot keep our heads in the sand, hoping that incidences like these will just fade away.

“We have cold-hearted killers in our midst who are destroying families and the community without a moment’s hesitation. They must be brought to justice swiftly.

“Bermuda, please say something if you know something,” he added.

“The police cannot solve crimes on their own; they need your information, no matter how minute you may feel it is.

“On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

Anyone with information to call the police on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline in Miami on 800-8477.

The senior investigating officer in this matter is detective, Sergeant Odessa Philip, who can be reached on 717-2193 or via e-mail, ophilip@bps.bm.

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