Paradise Mills Man ‘Grazed’ By Bullet When Parking His Car: VIPD
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was grazed by a bullet while parking his vehicle at Paradise Mills, authorities said.
The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Paradise Mills on a report of discharging of shots about 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Residents of the area reported hearing the sounds of gunshots. Officers traveled to the area and found spent casings in the parking lot. Several vehicles in the parking lot sustained damage from the gunfire.
A short time later, officers contacted a resident of the area who was injured in the incident, according to the VIPD. The victim said he was parking his vehicle when he heard gunshots striking his vehicle.
“The victim was grazed by a bullet but declined medical assistance,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “He also said he did not know why someone would try to shoot him.”
This case is currently under active investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).