VIPD: Drive-By Shooting At D. Hamilton Jackson Leaves Two Injured, One Seriously On Sunday Night
CHRISTIANSTED — A woman was seriously injured and a man sustained minor injuries after a drive-by shooting at D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace in St. Croix on Sunday night.
Police said someone in a white Chevy Malibu sedan sprayed bullets at a person running near Building 2 of the “Red Brick” housing project about 7:04 p.m. on Sunday.
When police arrived on the scene, officers discovered that two people had been shot — one male and one female, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The injured man sustained a “minor injury” and was treated at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center and released, according to the VIPD.
“The female sustained injuries to the lower torso and the leg which severed a major artery,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “The female victim was airlifted later that evening to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida.”
In response to a direct question, Dratte told the Virgin Islands Free Press that the injured woman was “an innocent bystander.”
This incident remains under active investigation by the CIB.
Anyone with information is asked to please call the CIB at 340-778-2211, Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.
D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace, or “Red Brick.” is managed by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA).