Shots Fired Calls From The Public Lead To Guns Confiscated, But No Arrests
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The public has been diligently calling the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) when they hear shots fired in their neighborhood.
On St. Thomas, the reports have led to guns being taken off of the streets, but curiously, no arrests.
On Friday June 24, at about 10:02 a.m. concerned citizens reported that shots had been fired near Nadir, the VIPD said.
When police responded to the scene they were able to recover a sawed-off shotgun, a Glock handgun with several extended magazines, ammunition and drugs.
In less than 16 hours on June 25, about 4:33 a.m. police responded to shots fired in the Oswald Harris Court area and observed an individual leaving the area and dropping a folding chair bag.
Police made an inspection and recovered an AK-47 with two magazines.
The person who had the guns was unable to be located by police after officers confiscated the weapons, according to the VIPD.
Acting St. Thomas police chief Jason Marsh thanked the community for calling in the tips, but gave no explanation as to why no arrests had resulted from the gun seizures.