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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Press Conference Held @ Western Stars Sports Club

Following the shooting incident that took place outside the Western Stars Sports Club early this morning, that claimed the life of a 30-year-old man, club officials along with the Minister of National Security Jeff Baron held a Press Conference.

Club President Willis Dill said, “Unfortunately, another one of our sons of the soil met with tragedy last night. For us here at the Western Stars Sports Club – it was at our club – on behalf of the members and officers of the Western Stars Sports Club, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of this young man.”

National Security Minister Baron said, “I’m here to support this club, because of the tremendous amount of work that Western Stars does for this community, we must not forget that, even in the darkest time.”

Opposition MP Michael Weeks, who is also a past Vice President of the club said, “I would like to reiterate that this is not a Western Stars problem, this is a community problem, and we as a country have to address it. It’s not a sports problem, it’s a social problem.”

Police have confirmed the death of 30-year-old Deshaun Berkley following a shooting early this morning.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of 30 year old Deshaun Jerry Berkley.

“Deshaun was shot around 1:20am Thursday at the Western Stars Sports Club and his death is being treated as a murder investigation.

“The Bermuda Police Service is aware that there was a party being held at the club last night and several persons were in attendance.

“Anyone at the party who saw Deshaun and interacted with him, we would like to speak to you.

“Anyone with information on the circumstances surrounding the death of Deshaun Berkley is asked to contact the investigating officer Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith of the Serious Crime Unit on 717-0864 or jsmith2@bps.bm.”

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