Shooting At Thomas Bakery Leaves One Man Dead In Castle Coakley Saturday
CHRISTIANSTED — A man exiting a Castle Coakley bakery with fresh-baked bread in his hands was recognized by a waiting gunman outside the store and shot dead early Saturday afternoon, authorities and eyewitnesses said.
Police did not identify the victim or state if a suspect or suspects are wanted in the shooting that took place about 12:11 p.m. Saturday near Thomas Bakery just south of the American Red Cross at Sunny Isle.
People across the street at the nearby Sunny Isle Shopping Center said they heard the shots ring out when it happened in real time.
“The victim was transported via ambulance to the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
This incident is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
More information will be forthcoming as details become available, Derima said.
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“We are doing great!” D’Angela Cerge said. “One murdered in St. Thomas on Friday, another murdered on Saturday in STX. We are averaging more than one a week for 2020.”