15-Year-Old Boy Shot Near Festival Village, Police Believe It Was Self-Inflicted
FREDERIKSTED — A 15-year-old boy was wounded from a gunshot to the leg near the Festival Village early on Tuesday morning authorities said.
At about 3:17 a.m., Virgin Islands Police Department officers responded to the playground area adjacent to the Festival Village, after a concerned citizen reported that a person was wounded by a gunshot.
When police arrive at Midre Cummings Park, officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Emergency Medical Services personnel stationed at the Village were summoned to treat the injury, and the unidentified teenager was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center for further treatment.
“Detectives are investigating witness statements that this incident may be a result of a self-inflicted injury,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
This case is currently under active investigation.
If anyone has any information on this matter, please call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477.