(CMR) Several people, including a police officer, were reportedly shot Tuesday evening at a popular bar in Bermuda. Terrified customers scattered after at least six shots were fired at the Robin Hood Bar and Restaurant about 6 pm, The Royal Gazette reported.
At least four people were taken to the hospital for treatment. Eyewitnesses told local media that four ambulances transported persons from the scene.
Acting Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons declared the shooting a critical incident.
He said, “I cannot say enough just how heinous and despicable this kind of a situation is where you have people opening fire in a public premises – it's just not at all what we would like to be seeing. It's not who we are as Bermudians, and I certainly expect better from the public, and we absolutely can do better.”
The Minister of National Security Renee Ming has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
“This is not who we are, Bermuda, and this is not who we want to become,” Ming stated.
Premier David Burt also urged the community to cooperate with the police in their investigation.
Burt said, “as a community, we have been through so much, so I truly feel for the victims of this terrible occurrence and their families.”
Michael Dunkley, the shadow minister for national security, told the Royal Gazette, “Any gun violence rocks our community, but one in a popular public place raises the concern even more. It is simply unacceptable.”