Police Commissioner Darrin Simons said today that “no one called the police” to report the shooting on Court Street on Saturday night.

In a statement released today, the Commissioner called for the public’s assistance in investigations of recent gun incidents.

This after a 38-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds on Saturday night. He remains in hospital.

“When we work together, the evidence of our success is clear,” said Mr Simons.

“No one called the police to report this incident.”

In fact, he said the gunshots were heard by an officer on duty at Hamilton Police Station.

“Early indications are that the rapid response by officers and their life-saving actions may well have prevented a more tragic outcome.”

Timeline of recent firearms incidents

• February 3: Multiple shots are heard by Pembroke residents at about 12.35am, with police finding evidence of shots fired on Crossland Lane.

•February 25: A single shot is reported at about 4.20pm at South Avenue, Southampton. No one is found injured.

• February 27: Shots are fired outside a home at Tribe Road No 5 in Paget.

The Commissioner added: “Information provided by members of the public resulted in arrested suspects and recovered evidence for two recent firearms incidents.

“Thankfully, neither of these resulted in injury.”

He also noted that it was “understandable that residents would feel some unease in light of these brazen acts of criminality”.

But he assured the public that police were “unrelenting in our efforts at making Bermuda safer”.

“There is now a heightened presence on the streets with officers from Community Policing redeployed to general patrol duties until the end of April,” he said.

“That redeployment is in addition to stepped up enforcement activity by the Gang Unit, the Police Support Unit and the Roads Policing Unit.

“However, we also need you to do your part by reporting criminal activity that may be taking place in your neighbourhoods, or that you are otherwise aware of.”