Nova Scotia

Former CBU student killed in Bermuda

A former member of Cape Breton University's men's soccer team has been murdered in Bermuda.
Randy Robinson, seen here with the Devonshire Cougars, was killed last week. (Bermuda Crimestoppers)

A former member of Cape Breton University's men's soccer team has been murdered in Bermuda.

Randy Robinson, 22, had spent a year at CBU before recently returning to his home country when his girlfriend became pregnant. Media reports in Bermuda said he also had a two-year-old son.

Robinson was walking down a street in the Pembroke area on the evening of March 31 when gunmen shot him multiple times, the Bermuda Police Service said.

Assistant Commissioner David Mirfield said four men were in custody.

"Last night I witnessed first hand the inconsolable grief of a family, who in the blink of an eye experienced their beloved son gunned down in cold blood on the streets of Bermuda," Mirfield said at a media conference. "I cannot even start to imagine how they feel, but as a police officer I have lived with grief for far too long. The devastation is deep and irreversible. My heartfelt personal sympathy is with Randy's family and friends."

He called it a "cowardly, sickening attack" and said police suspected the shooters were gang members.    

Robinson was a well-known soccer player for Devonshire Cougars in Bermuda before moving to Nova Scotia. 

Two N.S. teammates attending funeral

Robbie Chiasson, Robinson's coach at CBU, described him as an upbeat and positive man.

"It was a real good influence around the team and it's shocking at this stage of the game," he said.

"His girlfriend was expecting a baby and he was about to become a father and that took priority. He moved back to Bermuda because of this and now we see the tragic result of what's happened."

Chiasson said Robinson was on his way to meet his father for dinner when he was shot.

Two members of the team have flown to Bermuda for the funeral.

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