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4 shot between Mon afternoon & Tues morn Dec 15, 2015 in St Croix

December 15th, 2015 | Tags: St. Croix shooting gun crime Estate La Grange
Four people were shot between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, with the first incident occurring at about 3:28 p.m. yesterday afternoon, December 14, 2015 in Estate La Grange, while the other took place at about 1:00 a.m. this morning. Photo: Trip Advisor
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ESTATE LA GRANGE, St Croix, USVI- Four people were shot between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, with the first incident occurring at about 3:28 pm yesterday afternoon, December 14, 2015 in Estate La Grange, while the other took place at about 1:00 a.m. this morning.

According to Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, Sr, at about 3:28 pm on Monday, the 911 emergency call center received a report from the Juan F. Luis Hospital of two gunshot victims who had walked into the facility for treatment. Police hurried to JFL and met with the individuals, who stated that they were near the bushes area east of the ballpark in Frederiksted, tending to some horses, when a vehicle drove up to them and an individual came out it.

The man began arguing with both of men who were tending the horses, according to Mr Richards. And as the quarrel continued, the man who drove up in the vehicle fired a shot that struck one of the victims in the right forearm, prompting the victim to run into the bushes after realising his injury.

Mr Richards said the second victim claimed that the perpetrator then pointed a gun to his face and attempted to rob the victim’s gold chain. But as the victim attempted to shift the gun away from his face, the suspect shot him in the the palm of his left hand.

One of the individuals was kept for observation at the hospital, and the other was released, Mr Richards said.

In the latter incident, a man and woman sustained gunshot wounds in Campo Rico, according to police sources. The condition of the victims remains unknown. And calls placed to VIPD Public Information Officer and Commissioner Richards concerning the latest incident were not returned as of writing.

6 Responses to “4 shot between Mon afternoon & Tues morn Dec 15, 2015 in St Croix”

  • man (15/12/2015, 17:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    War zone over there demand
  • Xxx (15/12/2015, 19:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are at the point where we need real action to address the threat of of guns and crime destroying the Virgin Islands
  • Clueless (15/12/2015, 20:01) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Strict gun control laws will do nothing as long as we do not address education, jobs and proverty
  • Hmm (15/12/2015, 20:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gun crime on St. Croix is awful and terrifying. I'm afraid it is going to be the new normal.
  • pat (16/12/2015, 00:50) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    BVI and USVI seems to be on a crime fest
  • Lilly (16/12/2015, 20:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am saddened.


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