Man Treated for Gunshot Wound at JFL, Two Teens Detained


A man was treated for gunshot wounds Saturday on St. Croix and two 17-year-olds were detained by the V.I. Police Department, the VIPD reported.

According to police, at 1:59 p.m. Saturday the 911 emergency call center received a report of shots fired and a gunshot victim.

The 30-year-old male victim had been a passenger in a vehicle in Estate Strawberry. He reported passing by two or three males standing near a tree who began firing at them. The driver tried to avoid the gunshots; however the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was dropped off at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment.

Police detectives checked the surrounding area shortly thereafter, located the victim’s vehicle near the hospital with gunshot damage and two 17-year-old male occupants. A firearm was also found, possibly hidden by the minors, police said. Both minors were detained for the Youth Investigation Bureau.

This case is under investigation. Detectives urge anyone who with information on this incident to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).