Reports reaching Bermuda Real this weekend that the most recent gun murder may have been committed in retaliation of another murder that saw a young man left for dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police launched another murder investigation when the lifeless body of Keyoshe Robinson, 22, was pulled off the shoreline near the tenth hole of the golf course in St George’s.
Police have yet to specify the victim’s fatal injuries, but Bermuda Real understands that he too was shot in the head.
This after the lifeless body of Laje Franklin was found lying in the street near Clearwater Beach in St David’s last month.
His body was found by a passer-by who was out exercising early in the morning, which means the victim was left for dead in the street all night before he was discovered.
When his identity was released by the police, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford thanked the public “as many people have already come forward offering information and support to the police”.
“It is a testament to the closeness of the community in the east of the island that has been impacted by this killing,” he said, as the investigation continues.In an update on this latest murder, police say he may have been lured to the spot where he lost his life.
But Bermuda Real understands that the young man targeted and killed, may have been the wrong person.
The word on the street was that whoever shot Keyoshe Robinson, may have shot the wrong man and that the hunt for whoever shot Laje Franklin continues in that circle.
Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said: “Officers who had been tasked to look for a male reported missing the previous day made the sad discovery.
“Officers are working closely with the family and friends of Mr Robinson, and a family liaison officer has been appointed to assist them during this difficult process.”
Meanwhile, detectives from the Serious Crime Unit are viewing CCTV footage and other evidence to hunt down the killers.
“We are of the view that Mr Robinson knew his killers, and may have been lured to the location where he met his death,” said Mr Pedro.
“We await the results of a pending forensic autopsy, but evidence from the scene points to Mr Robinson having been shot with a firearm.
“Forensic investigations continue, and a full complement of detectives are investigating under the command of Acting Detective Inspector Dean Martin,” he added.
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“St George’s is a close knit community, and someone will know something about the death of Mr Robinson.
“We implore the people of St George’s in particular, and Bermuda generally, to assist their police service.
“We note a lot of speculation on social media about the reason for Mr Robinson’s death.
“We urge members of the public not to engage in such activity, and allow officers to gather facts and evidence required to bring these heinous killers to justice.”
Mr Robinson was reported missing at 5.10pm on Wednesday, He was last seen alive at about 10pm on Tuesday in the Town of St George area.
Mr Pedro urged anyone with information to contact police on 247 1285 or 717 2074, 211, 295 0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800 8477.
“Alternatively, if there’s a police officer you know and are comfortable speaking with, we urge you to share the information with that officer,” he added.
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, St David’s MP Lovitta Foggo offered condolences to Mr Robinson’s mother.
“It was very difficult speaking with her and hearing her sobs, and knowing that she has lost someone near and dear to her heart that can never be replaced.
“I ask that the whole House join me in these condolences because we see that currently Bermuda is experiencing a lot of trauma.
“Hopefully together we will stand against the trauma and show the families who are experiencing the pain that we are with them, and we are doing everything within our power one, to help them get through it and to help Bermuda come through this.”