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Date:Monday, August 27,2018
Distribution: All Media

Murder of 25 Year Old Danshun Swann

Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith – Good Afternoon.

Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the identity of the fatal stabbing victim as 25 year old Danshun Swann.

At 12:10am today (Monday, 27th August) several 911 calls were received regarding a large fight involving a group of males outside Southampton Rangers Sports Club.

Over 20 males were estimated to be involved in the incident, which spilled on to South Road.

During the melee Danshun was stabbed in the abdomen. He was rushed to hospital by a private vehicle but later pronounced dead.

A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist Danshun’s loved ones at this difficult time.

We believe that some of the individuals involved in the fight may be linked to gangs.

However, police are in the early stages of identifying whether or not this was a gang related attack.

A murder investigation is now underway and detectives are particularly interested in speaking with any witnesses to the melee or persons that have information about Danshun’s movements in the hours prior to the fatal stabbing.

Specifically, detectives are interested in speaking with the drivers of three private cars that had passed along South Road at the time of the melee.

The drivers of these cars are of particular interest to the investigation as they would have witnessed the events as they unfolded.

We recognise that this information is sensitive and members of our community are reluctant to come forward.

However another young life has been lost in tragic circumstances and another mother is left to grieve the loss of her son.

Anyone with any relevant information is urged to call the investigating officers Acting Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford at 717-0773 or Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864, the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 at the earliest opportunity.

No one has the right to take a life.

If you know something contact us and help bring Danshun’s killer to justice.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department