Police confirmed today that no arrests have been made as of yet, in connection with the murder of Diante Trimm, a 37-year-old mother of five, as efforts to obtain and go through CCTV footage continues.

Describing this latest gun murder as “deeply upsetting”, Chief Inspector Derricka Burns said officers were working tirelessly to pin down leads in this investigation.

Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner Antoine Daniels, said: “Tragically, this is the ninth female to be murdered in Bermuda since 2008 and the second since 2020.

“This incident marks the second murder in Bermuda this year, but the first death involving gun violence.”

Ms Burns noted that detectives involved with this investigation were still gathering information evidence to identify who was responsible and why.

But speaking at a news conference held earlier today on what was described as a “targeted attack”, police declined to say whether or not the victim was in fact the intended target.

The victim was shot inside her home on South Terrace in Pembroke at about 12.35am on Friday (June 7).

“Despite immediate medical intervention by police officers and emergency technicians, she later succumbed to her injury at the hospital,” Ms Burns said.

“Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit are actively pursuing all leads and are appealing to the public for any information that could assist in the investigation.

“We urge anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual or who may have additional information to come forward. The public’s co-operation is crucial in helping to solve this case and bring those responsible to justice.

“What we do not want is for people to retaliate or take matters into their own hands. Come forward and let the police handle this through the criminal justice system.”

Mr Daniels described the victim as a young woman who was killed in the prime of her life.

“She is a mother who leaves to mourn five children and was callously shot and killed inside of her private residence, a place where all of us should feel safe and secure,” he said.

To reduce chances of retaliation, he said the North Hamilton area in particular, would be monitored closely moving forward.

“We have our legal powers in place in terms of stop and search, so we are doing a number of things differently and have stepped up our patrols,” he added.

“The BPS will have multiple officers on duty, on patrol on our roads, in and around the various functions, and we will be exercising our powers to reduce incidents of violence”, leading up to the upcoming holiday weekend.”

Mr Daniels also disclosed today that police recovered what is believed to be a live firearm around 6pm last Wednesday.

“That weapon is currently being forensically examined and tested for its operational capability,” he said.

In the interim, police are appealing for anyone with information on the murder of Ms Trimm is urged to contact Inspector Clifford Roberts at 717-0590 or croberts2@bps.bm.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case can provide anonymous tips through the Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477, or via the website, crimestoppers.bm.