Investigation: A scene-of-crime officer photographs the shooting victim’s motorcycle. It is believed he was sitting near it when targeted. *Photo by James Whittaker
Investigation: A scene-of-crime officer photographs the shooting victim’s motorcycle. It is believed he was sitting near it when targeted. *Photo by James Whittaker
Three men were still in custody last night in connection with the shooting of Jeremiah Dill on Parsons Road on Monday.

Mr. Dill, 27, suffered injuries to his upper leg in the drive-by shooting close to the One Stop Variety store at about 10:30am.

He was not seriously hurt and was discharged from hospital on Monday evening.

Mr. Dill has lost two siblings to violent crime.

His brother Edward ‘Sleepy’ Dill was stabbed to death by his girlfriend in 2006, while his sister Ruth Binns was killed by her boyfriend the following year.

Gunman

Witnesses to Monday’s shooting said the victim was sitting on a wall next to his bike — a yellow motorcycle — when someone rode past and fired two or three shots.

Police confirmed the shooter was a lone gunman, believed to be riding a white scooter.

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

Mr. Pedro said: “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.”

He added that police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time —specifically two men believed to be near the victim when he was shot.

Mr. Pedro said the gunman was believed to have been riding a “white scooter-type cycle”.

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

On Monday, bystanders told the Bermuda Sun that after the shooting, the victim got to his feet and was hopping around as blood poured from the wound.

One witness 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 police officers combed the scene. The man’s bike was pulled off to one side next to the store and was being photographed by a scene-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.