National Security Minister Wayne Caines urged “calm in the community” in the wake of another firearms incident that landed two men in the hosptial’s Emergency Department with gun shot wounds.

The extent of their injuries remains unknown.

“With what we are facing as a country we need to come together as a people and provide support to one another. Not engage in destructive behaviour,” said Mr Caines.

“We are in the early stages of the investigation and the Bermuda Police Service is devoting the appropriate and necessary resources to address this shooting incident.

“Right now our community is feeling the strain and anxiety and uncertainty of a deadly pandemic that is sweeping the globe.

“Our Government is working tirelessly with our community partners to put in place safeguards and contingencies to protect the lives of all our residents from COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“The absolute last thing Bermuda needs is an onset of senseless gun violence and anti-social behaviour,” he said.

The Minister also appealed to anyone with information on this incident to contact the police on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

This latest shooting occurred in broad daylight on Tuesday (March 17) around 2:45pm at the junction of Court and Eliot Streets in Pembroke.
Police say “reports are several shots were fired resulting in two individuals suffering gunshot wounds”.
“The suspects are described as two males on a red and black motorcycle,” a spokesman said.
“The rider was described as wearing dark clothing and a dark helmet.
“The pillion passenger was said to be wearing dark colored clothing and a white helmet.”