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Police appeal for leads after double murder in Sandy Parish

Police appeal for leads after double murder in Sandy Parish

Two men were murdered yesterday in Bermuda.

At a press conference following the incident, Superintendent Sherwin Joseph said that at 6:05 a.m., police were called to the crime scene in Fort Scaur HillSandy Parish.

When police arrived, they found the two young men, whose identities have not been released, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

An ambulance took the men to the They were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and died while receiving treatment.

Joseph said forensic evidence “suggesting that an incident involving a firearm took place” was collected at the crime scene.

He asked residents of the Fort Scaur Hill area who have CCTV cameras to review their footage.

“You may have captured material, videos, photographs, etc., that could assist our investigation,” he said.

Information can be provided to Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa at 717-2250 or [email protected] or through the BPS Community Reporting Portal or by calling Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-8477.

Joseph added that police were following up on several leads in the case.

Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels has lamented the state of crime in the small British Overseas Territory, noting that seven murders have been recorded since Bermuda Day in May.

He said police would step up their efforts ahead of the annual Cup Match cricket tournament.

Islanders can expect to see more traffic checkpoints and enhanced patrols, particularly in the north-east communities of Hamilton, Friswells Hill and Sandys.

Police will also target known offenders.

Acting Police Commissioner Na’imah Astwood called on islanders to remain calm following the killings.

“I understand the fear and uncertainty that these incidents have caused for all of us. Please know that the Bermuda Police Service is fully committed to thoroughly investigating and clarifying the circumstances surrounding these incidents.

“I want to assure you that we are working diligently to ensure the safety of our community. The well-being of every Bermudian is of the utmost importance to us, and we are committed to providing you with the support and protection you rightly deserve.”

Astwood urged islanders to be responsible in their social media posts, urging them not to spread false information about the crime.

“We must remember that premature speculation and misinformation can have serious consequences and hamper efforts to provide the community with accurate information and a thorough investigation,” she said.