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Four injured in USVI drive-by shooting

- assailants used 'high powered' riffles, according to VIPD
September 7th, 2019 | Tags: shooting USVI USVIPD drive by Glen Dratte
Calls about the incident were received by the 911 emergency call centre at 8:56 p.m and two of the male victims were transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital via ambulance, while two others were taken to the medical facility by private vehicle. Photo: VI Consortium
Four men were shot Friday night, September 6, 2019, in the David Hamilton Jackson Terrace housing community while sitting on a bench, according to information provided by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte. Photo: VI Consortium
Four men were shot Friday night, September 6, 2019, in the David Hamilton Jackson Terrace housing community while sitting on a bench, according to information provided by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte. Photo: VI Consortium
VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - Four men were shot Friday night, September 6, 2019, shot in the David Hamilton Jackson Terrace housing community while sitting on a bench, according to information provided by [US[ Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

Calls about the incident were received by the 911 emergency call centre at 8:56 p.m and two of the male victims were transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital via ambulance, while two others were taken to the medical facility by private vehicle.

Mr Dratte said a group of male individuals were sitting on a bench when a vehicle drove in and opened fire, striking four of the men, all of whom sustained serious injuries from what the VIPD described as a “high-powered rifle”.

As of late Friday night, they were all in serious but stable condition, police said. One victim, age 20, was shot in the stomach and hip. Another, age 46, was shot in the left thigh and transported himself to the hospital.

The third victim, age 23 was shot in the buttocks, and the fourth, age 21, sustained injuries in the leg, buttocks and stomach, according to police.

2 Responses to “Four injured in USVI drive-by shooting”

  • ok (07/09/2019, 14:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pure Guncity, what's new?
  • Greg (08/09/2019, 10:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This has gotten way out of hand. Like many years ago, they are going to chase Tourism and Cruise Ships away and there goes their income. They have turned these beautiful islands into the wild wild west gun fights and murders.


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