KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man was shot and killed today in a shootout at Bethlehem Village-Harvey Project.
Jorge Luis Saldana, 24, of Aureo Diaz Heights was positively identified by next of kin as the deceased, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Bethlehem Village at 9:40 a.m. according to the VIPD.
Saldana, who was shot multiple times about the body, succumbed to his injuries at the Juan F. Luis Hospital this afternoon, police said.
Many people expressed their condolences to the family of Saldana this afternoon.
“Very sad another family to suffer condolences to his family n friends,” Marsha Lewis said on Facebook.
“R.I.P That man is not from Aureo Diaz ,,he from old bug I know he that’ fisherman,” Jahrule Gmash Dan said.
“My sister and I saw him just yesterday. RIP Jorge. Condolences to the family…” Daina Charmain Frederick said.
“He ain’t from Aureo Diaz!! I know he ,,R.I.P.” Jahrule Gmash Dan added.
“When does it end if they would only understand the pain n suffering they cause to so many families of both the victim and the criminal cause really everyone suffers but none suffer more than those who have had a family member murdered for every time,” Marsha Lewis added “They hear of someone being shot or killed it takes them right back to that horrible day it was their own,”
“The VIPD continues to express gratitude to the community’s partnership working together in trying to keep our communities safe.”
This incident remains under investigation by the CIB Detectives.
If you have any information relating to shooting: please call the CIB TIP-Line at 340- 778-4850 , Crime Stopper VI 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.