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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
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E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Tuesday, December 12,2023
Distribution: All Media

Fatal Shooting: Mary Victoria Road, Devonshire Area

Around 7:48 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2023, police received several reports of gunshots in the Mary Victoria Road, Devonshire, area.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 53-year-old man had sustained gunshot injuries and immediately commenced life-saving measures.

EMTs attended the scene and continued with life-saving efforts.

The victim was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Derricka Burns said, “This marks the third firearms related incident in Bermuda this year and the fourth murder overall.”

“Tonight’s tragic incident  means yet another family is left to mourn the passing of their loved one as a result of senseless violence.”

“This is a heavily populated neighborhood and we are appealing to residents who may have seen any suspicious activity or persons in the area prior to or, shortly after the incident or, who may have any information no matter how unimportant you may think it to be, to please get in contact with us and help bring those responsible to justice and bring some form of closure to the family of the deceased.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Odessa Philip of the Serious Crime Unit by calling 717-2193, the main police number, 295-0011 or, via  e-mail at ophilip@bps.bm.

You may also speak with a police officer you know or use the community reporting portal at https://portal.police.bm/.

If you’d prefer to provide the information anonymously, please call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department