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Bermuda records first murder for 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermuda recorded its first murder so far this year when a 30-year-old man was gunned down late Friday at the junction of Court Street and Elliott Street in Hamilton.

The police released details on Sunday identifying him as Taylor Grier.

A bystander told police that he did not see the shooting or suspects, but heard about six explosions.

“This is deeply disturbing after a period of relative calm. We will make sure that we meet the violence with the appropriate force,” said National Security Minister Wayne Caines after arriving at the scene.

Former Premier Michael Dunkley, the Shadow Minister of National Security, said he knew Grier as a constituent and friend, adding: “We were stunned, devastated and saddened to lean of another senseless murder.”

The police also reported that a man has been detained in connection with the shooting.

A 55-year-old man, who was also injured in the attack, was rushed to hospital, however, his injuries are not life-threatening.