Two Killed, Two Injured as They Played Dominoes

Three men were shot and another injured by broken glass as they played dominoes at a Frangipani, St. Croix home Wednesday evening, police said Thursday.

Virgin Islands Police Department officials said two men with assault rifles got out of a sports utility vehicle, walked up to the Mon Bijou-area home, and opened fire just before 7 p.m. After shooting, the two men got back in the car and drove away.

The rain of bullets killed Ray Vincent Stevens, 29, and Keshawn Kirby, Jr., 27, both of St. Croix. Another man was struck and underwent emergency surgery at Juan F. Luis Hospital. He was listed in serious condition.

“The fourth injured man received minor injuries from glass debris but refused to assist in the investigation of the murder of his friends,” police spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Police were still investigating the scene, Dratte said, having collected, photographed, and identified several high-caliber spent cartridges. Anyone with information on this double homicide was asked to call the tip line at 340 778 4850, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or 911.

The killings were the 12th and 13th homicides in the territory in 2024 — the third and fourth on St. Croix.