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VIPD Investigating Double Murder Near Oswald Harris Court On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating the double murder of two men fatally shot in their own vehicle outside a St. Thomas downtown east housing project late Sunday night, authorities said.

On February 16 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Oswald Harris Court.

Police officers went to the area and found a vehicle with two unresponsive males who appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds about their bodies, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Emergency Medical Technicians, who were on scene, concluded that the two males did not have any vital signs, according to the VIPD.

“The victims were identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Carlos Ingles and 25-year-old Endry Montero Bacilio,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

St. Thomas / St. John District Chief of Police Ludrick Thomas said of this incident.

“This is a senseless act of violence and the VIPD is seeking the assistance of anyone with information regarding the killing of these young men,” Thomas said. “Anything you may have heard, seen or know could be of value to us in bringing closure to this case.”

Any persons having information regarding this shooting are asked to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5569 or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

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