Police are today investigating another shooting that occurred in broad daylight this afternoon on Court Street in Pembroke, that left two men injured after a drive-by shooting.
No official word yet on the extent of their injuries, but police say the incident occurred around 1:45pm this afternoon.
And as a result of this shooting incident the hospital is currently on lockdown.
Chief Inspector Peter Stableford of the Serious Crime Unit said: “Two persons have been injured.
“They are being treated for their injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital at the moment – the hospital is in lockdown.
“This is the very early stages of this. We will be looking at every option as to what the cause and motives are.
“I know everyone speculates about whether its gang-related or anything like that – we just don’t know at this time and we are not ruling anything out.
“The only information I have at the moment is it was two persons in dark clothing on a motorcycle. They came over Till’s Hill, they shot at two males near the side of the wall and drove off again,” he added.
He also urged anyone with information to come forward while lamenting the fact that there is a lack of people willing to do just that.
“We made this appeal last week. People just aren’t coming forward,” he said.
“People see what happens, but they are not speaking to the police. We need assistance and the public’s help here to target these people and bring these individuals to justice.”
And on that note, he said: “Please help us make Bermuda a safer place. We need that.”
Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage is urged to contact police on 211 or on the confidential Crimestoppers hotline at 800-8477.
Meanwhile, National Security Minister Renée Ming, who also visited the scene of today’s shooting, appealed to anyone with information on this latest shooting incident to come forward to assist the police.
“We need to look at who we are really as a community. This is a community issue and we need to make sure we are addressing it like that,” she said.
“We also need to be encouraging people if they know something to say something because it is not going to get better if we don’t all work together.”
While noting that she was concerned about the recent spate of violent incidents, the Minister added: “It is very disturbing and we are obviously going to be taking this away to have discussions, not just with the Gang Violence Reduction Team, but with the BPS as well.
“We aren’t ignorant of what is going on, so we have to look at it and develop strategies around it,” she said.
This latest shooting comes just days after two 19-year-old men – both from Devonshire, who were said to be known to police were shot at several times landing them both in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
That shooting also occurred on Court Street on the block between Dundonald and Elliot Streets.
Hard on the heels of this latest shooting incident, police are not appealing for anyone with information to contact the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477, the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1749, or the police line on 211.