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30 shots fired @ St Thomas car, injuring woman & 14-year-old

October 9th, 2018 | Tags:
30 shots fired at car in St Thomas, injuring woman & 14-year-old. Photo: VI CONSORTIUM

SANTA MARIA, St Thomas, USVI — Two incidents in St Thomas on Monday, October 8, 2018, left three victims — all female — injured with multiple gunshot wounds, VIPD Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium early Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

The first incident, which occurred at about 8:36 PM, left a 37-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter hospitalized, after approximately 30 shots were fired at a car that the mother was driving, Mr Richards said.

He said the incident occurred in the Santa Maria area in St Thomas and that no motive had been established as of late Monday.

According to the commissioner, both victims were transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance and underwent surgery Monday night. He said both victims were in stable condition.

“We don’t know what the motive is, we don’t know if they were in fact the intended target,” the commissioner said.

He did, however, said the vehicle that was riddled with gunshots was owned by an individual that has had run-ins with police.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, we believe that the intended target might have been someone else — a male individual — who normally operates that vehicle, and who obviously has had brushes with the law,” Mr Richards said.

Shooting during attempted robbery

While officers were at the hospital investigating the first shooting, calls came in shortly after the 10:00 PM, according to Mr Richards, in regards to a separate, unrelated shooting incident that occurred in the Fort Mylner area in St Thomas.

The commissioner said a man called police stating that he was near the KFC Restaurant located in Fort Mylner, when someone attempted to rob him.

The man said he was with his girlfriend at the time, when the suspect discharged multiple gunshots, a number of which hit the girlfriend about her body, including a shot that grazed her nose.

“She too was in stable condition,” Mr Richards said, referring to the female victim in the attempted robbery incident.


7 Responses to “30 shots fired @ St Thomas car, injuring woman & 14-year-old”

  • 1 (09/10/2018, 13:15) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    they have surpass the BVI
  • Bulldawg (09/10/2018, 14:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    So sad for their family and the tourist industry.
  • NezRez (09/10/2018, 15:11) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ 1, we are no where near St Thomas and St Croix. Read the statistics......GAWD!
    • be watchful (11/10/2018, 11:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @NezRez no but we have to make sure we dont become like over there....part of what caused this is low income houses with whole communities living together.
  • Hamilton (09/10/2018, 17:58) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    It's clear the obeah on her talisman is of wizardly levels.
  • NezRez (09/10/2018, 18:46) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    The BVI is no where near them in shootings and murders.
  • Ruined (11/10/2018, 11:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The USVI is gone through........the usvi has more murders per capita that any american area. They are destroying their own islands.......

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