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STT sees 2nd homicide in 2017

- after shooting on Wednesday January 4, 2017
January 5th, 2017 | Tags: homicide New Year VIPD gun crime
The second homicide for St Thomas, USVI for 2017 was recorded on January 4, 2017. Photo: VIC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A second person has been killed in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands in 2017 through gun violence, VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Wednesday January 4, 2017. The homicide follows another shooting death that occurred on January 1.

According to Ms Freeman, at about 10:27 A.M. on Wednesday, the 911 emergency call center received notification of a gunshot victim in the area of Estate Thomas, and immediately dispatched police units to the scene. However, before officers could arrive to the area, the victim was already transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital via ambulance.

The victim, who police have identified as 23-year-old Lenny Hedrington, Jr, was shot once in the head and succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the case is currently under investigation by the VIPD’s Homicide Task Force. The force is asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of perpetrators to contact the Homicide Task Force at 340-774-2211 ext. 5569, 340-714-983, 911 or Crime Stoppers USVI, where your tip may net you a payday.

6 Responses to “STT sees 2nd homicide in 2017”

  • gun city (05/01/2017, 23:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy
  • Dr T (05/01/2017, 23:32) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets Bring Our greater Virgin Islands Pride Back and Flourish and show how beautiful our citizens can be and Country from the killings, drugs, crime and guns
  • island man (06/01/2017, 07:28) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Am calling on all men and boys throughout the territory to hold a campaign of no homicide this year. Lets bring the BVI back to its brand as the most peaceful country in the Caribbean. Is there anyone with me on this?
    A people united can never be defeated.
  • man shortage (06/01/2017, 15:09) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I need to move to the USVI to service them women because they way things going, it wouldn't have enough men left to do the job
    • Why (07/01/2017, 01:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Man Shortage, why do you men always think it is about the D..k hanging between your legs.

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