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Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

March 18th, 2019 | Tags: Glen Dratte crime shooting MI Bloque Disco USVI
According to Mr. Dratte, at 11:02 pm on Sunday, the 911 emergency call center received notification from a concerned individual reporting gunshots at the MI Bloque Disco, located in Altona & Welgunst, and that one person was shot in the chest. Photo: VI Consortium
VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

According to Mr. Dratte, at 11:02 pm on Sunday, the 911 emergency call center received notification from a concerned individual reporting gunshots at the MI Bloque Disco, located in Altona & Welgunst, and that one person was shot in the chest.

Two in Hospital 

However, upon officers’ arrival to the scene, two individuals were lying on the ground inside the nightclub unresponsive. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) had arrived on the scene prior to the officers and found no vital signs on the victims, Mr. Dratte said.

Further investigation revealed that two other individuals were also shot during the incident, and were transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The case is under investigation by the USVIPD’s Major Crimes Unit MCU.  

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