Drive-By Shooting In Clifton Hill Leaves One Dead, One Injured On Saturday Night
MID-ISLAND — A 20-year-old St. Croix man was shot to death near the Machuchal housing community on Saturday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
On Saturday, July 9, 2016 about 9:49 p.m., police were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to Clifton Hill in response to a report of gunshots fired.
Police detectives discovered spent casings on the roadway in Estate Clifton Hill were the shots were reported by concerned citizens, the VIPD said.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that a vehicle pulled up in front of a residence near the St. Croix Animal Shelter and opened fire where several individuals were gathered.
As a result of the shots fired a 16-year old minor and 20 year old man, later identified as Timothy Urgent, were shot.
The minor and Urgent were transported to the Emergency Room via a private vehicle, according to police.
Urgent succumbed to his injuries sustained during the shooting and was pronounced dead at the Juan F. Luis Hospital in Estate Diamond.
The homicide is under active investigation by police.
Police are asking anyone with information concerning this incident to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024, (340) 712-6037, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.