Man Who Was Shot Multiple Times In Catherine’s Rest Monday Night Survives
CHRISTIANSTED – It began as an incident of multiple shots fired in Work and Rest, but when police responded to the call they actually found that a 24-year-old man had been shot in Catherine’s Rest, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center on Monday August 10 at 11:43 p.m. of gunfire being discharged in Estate Work and Rest, the VIPD said.
Officers responding to the scene and were advised by the Emergency Call Center that a concerned citizen in the nearby neighborhood of Catherine’s Rest who had phoned in the call, stating that a vehicle unknown to the residents of the household was in their yard and that someone may still be in the vehicle.
Following up on the secondary call, the officers discovered a GMC Jimmy in the Catherine’s Rest area, riddled with bullet holes and several shell casings on the ground.
Staff at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center contacted the 911 Emergency Call Center, advising that a gunshot victim had been transported to the medical facility by a private vehicle, and that the victim was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim of the shooting is a 24-year-old man, who has not been identified at this time. Due to the severity of the wounds the victim sustained, no information has been gathered on the events leading up to the shooting, police said.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau are investigating the shooting.