Two Firearms Incidents: St. Mary's Road & Happy Valley Road [Updated]

Wed, 2018-11-28

The Bermuda Police Service responded to two firearm incidents tonight.

The first incident took place on St. Mary’s Road in Warwick at 7:46pm when two men on a motorcycle shot at a residence in the area. No one was injured and the suspects left the scene.

The second incident took place at 8:05pm on Happy Valley Road where two males on a motorcycle opened fire on a male who was walking in the area. The victim came up from St. Augustine's Hill and on to Happy Valley where he eluded the shooter and the suspects in this incident also left the scene.

It is unclear at this juncture whether or not these two incidents are related and an active investigation into both of these incidents are now underway.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen two males on a motorcycle acting suspiciously to contact police on 295-0011 or call the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Update: One person has been arrested in connection with tonight’s firearms incident.

Update: Thursday, November 29th - Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit are investigating a report of gunshots in the area of Happy Valley Road, Pembroke. At about 8:05pm in the evening of Wednesday 28th November, a 58 year old member of the public was walking on the road, when two males on a motorcycle rode past him and brandished what is believed to be a firearm. The firearm was discharged in the direction of the man, who was not struck. The intended victim was able to run away, pursued by his attackers & was successful in eluding them.

Earlier at about 7:45pm, two males on a motorcycle were also seen to discharge a firearm at a residence on St. Mary’s Road, in Warwick. No one was injured in this event either.

The suspects are described as two black males, wearing dark helmets with visors.

Following on from these reports, two men were taken into custody and arrested for attempted murder, following an armed containment on a house by police at Happy Valley Lane, Pembroke.

A full forensic examination has been completed and the investigations into both these incidents is ongoing.

It is not known if both incidents are connected, making it important that anyone with information come forward to assist in catching the offenders.

The detectives investigating this incident would like to speak with anyone who may have any information about, or witnessed these events. Any information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford is the Senior Investigating Officer, and can be contacted on 247-1174. Alternatively, callers can reach the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011. Information can be provided to the CONFIDENTIAL & independent Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.