Bermuda police search for Bajan's killer
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Wednesday April 20, 2011 – Police in Bermuda say they have not yet made any arrests in the shooting of Barbadian David Clarke Jr who was gunned down a week before his 27th birthday.
Clarke, whose mother Angela and father David Sr moved to Bermuda when he was four years old, was shot multiple times as he headed home on his motorcycle Sunday night after leaving a function at the Mid Atlantic Boat Club.
He was less than 100 metres away from his home when he was killed.
Clarke’s mother said her son had been planning to travel to Barbados with her next Monday to celebrate his birthday.
He is the fourth person to be killed in the small island since the start of the year. There were a total of seven murders committed in 2010.
A statement by police indicated that two people are being sought in connection with Clarke’s fatal shooting.
“Mr. Clarke was targeted by two persons on a motorcycle…They shot Mr Clarke at close range. CPR was provided at the scene by an off duty EMT but, sadly, Mr Clarke succumbed to his injuries,” it said.
"There are people in the community that know about the suspects in this case and the Police want to talk to them. Members of this community cannot continue to protect murderers who seek death and destruction in our Island.”
In an appeal for public assistance, the police said members of the Serious Crime Unit need information and evidence that can bring the killers to justice.
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