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20-Year-Old Bria Evans Shot To Death As An Innocent Bystander In Front of Krush Nightclub

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 20-year-old St. Thomas woman was shot to death as she stood outside a popular nightclub talking to friends in the early morning hours Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

At about 3:10 a.m on Saturday police were doing normal patrols outside of Krush Nightclub and immediately responded to shots fired about 200 to 300 yards from the nightclub, the VIPD said.

At the time of the incident, police were patrolling the area in front of the nightclub and did have their flashing blue lights engaged.

Immediately after the shooting, police discovered a young female who had sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach.

The officers immediately began lifesaving measures on the female victim who was later identified as Bria Evans.

Evans had been struck by a stray bullet and officers continued their life-saving efforts until the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived on the scene.

Evans was transferred to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at approximately 5:50 a.m., according to police

Evans was with a group of friends outside of the club talking at the time of the incident and no other injuries were reported, the VIPD said.

“V.I.P.D. is deeply saddened by this tragic loss of an innocent young bystander and our condolences go out to the family and friends of Ms. Evans,” police said in a written statement.

“As a member of this community and as the Chief of Police, I ask that anyone having information on this crime, or any other crime that has affected our community to please come forward,” the police chief on St. Thomas said. “If you were directly involved in this incident, there is a young lady that lost her life for no reason. Turn yourself in, and make this right. The Virgin Islands Police Department is committed to solving this and any crime that is committed in this territory.”

Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and that further details will be divulged as they become available.

Anyone having additional information about this incident or any other crime may contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477 or 911.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

2 Comments

  1. Carrie
    August 1, 2016 at 10:20 AM — Reply

    OMG…. another young life lost, and so hard to swallow! Lord am so burned out with all the senseless killings. Young hopes and dreams are being taken away, fading so fast! Lord, I ask for your guidance, especially at this time when the world seems so cloudy. I am saddened, speechless and overwhelmed with all the shootings! LORD HERE MY CRY, MOTHERS CRY, COMMUNITY CRIES, THE WORLD CRIES!!! To the Family, Warmest Condolences. This could have been a Family member of mine. Its so scary. So scary.

  2. August 3, 2016 at 6:07 AM — Reply

    Its a Pity It’s saad
    People need to b alert wen out nowadays……Community needs come together as one
    Bria may ur soul S.I.E.P.

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