The Bermuda Police Service has launched a new murder investigation, after two men were shot, one of them gunned down and murdered in cold blood, while riding on our roads early this morning.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to this latest shooting that occurred around 1:12am this morning (July 1) on Middle Road in Flatt’s Village to come forward.

Officers responded to reports of gunshots heard in the area of Paradise Lane and Middle Road in Smith’s Parish.

A spokesman said: “Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

“Officers commenced life-saving measures on the victim until the arrival of EMT’s who continued emergency medical treatment.

“He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

“While officers were at the hospital a second male arrived seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm.

“Both men were reportedly travelling west on a motorcycle, when the suspects who were said to have been traveling in the same direction, also on a motorcycle, began shooting at them,” he added.

“The scene was processed by forensics officers and a number of spent shells were recovered.

“Police are asking anyone who may have been travelling through Flatt’s Village at the time of the incident and may have seen any suspicious activity to please contact Acting Detective Sergeant, Anneka Donawa of the Serious Crimes Unit, on 295-0011.

“You may also call 211, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or speak with a police o’cer whom you know.”