Police comb the area on Parsons Road near the One Stop Variety store where a man was shot this morning. *Photo by James Whittaker
Police comb the area on Parsons Road near the One Stop Variety store where a man was shot this morning. *Photo by James Whittaker
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MONDAY, OCT. 4, 7:45PM UPDATE: Three people have been arrested in connection with this morning’s shooting on Parsons Road.

The victim, a 27-year-old Pembroke man, suffered injuries to his upper leg in the drive-by shooting close to the One Stop Variety store.

He was taken by ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital but his injuries were not life threatening and he had been discharged by Monday evening.

Police confirmed tonight that a lone gunman, believed to be riding a white scooter, rode past and shot the victim just after 10:30am today.

Chief Inspector Nick Pedro said three men had been arrested — with police also looking to investigate those who helped plan the shooting.

“These decisions are rarely taken alone. There is always planning and support involved in this type of crime and we would be very narrow minded to just look at the shooter,” said Chief Insp. Pedro.

He said police are interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting — specifically two men who were believed to be close to the victim when he was shot.

He said the gunman was believed to have been riding a "white scooter type cycle".

“We are obviously making every effort to identify and locate that vehicle,” he added.

Earlier today bystanders told the Bermuda Sun, the victim was sitting on a wall next to his bike — a yellow motorcycle — when the gunman rode past and fired two or three shots.

One witness said the victim got to his feet and was hopping around as blood poured from the wound. He said the man appeared to have been shot in the upper part of his leg.

An ambulance was on the scene almost immediately and the victim was taken to hospital.

Part of Parsons Road, close to the intersection with Two Way Deepdale next to the One Stop Variety store, was temporarily cordoned off as officers combed the scene.

The man’s bike was pulled off to one side, next to the store, and was being photographed by a scenes of crime officer. It is understood the shooting took place on the opposite side of the road to the store and a few yards further up.

A yellow evidence marker, usually used to mark bullet casings, was positioned in the middle of the road.