At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix News

Ninja Shooter Pegs 16-Year-Old In The Leg As He Was Sitting On Stump At Harbor View; 15-Year-Old Shot Also

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents that left two minors injured, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a gunshot victim at the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center at 2:07 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police met with a 15-year-old male who sustained a gunshot wound to his back that fractured his ribs, according to the VIPD. The victim was uncooperative, declining to give authorities any details about what happened.

While police were at the hospital, a second gunshot victim, a 16-year-old male, was brought in with a gunshot wound to the right leg via private vehicle, police said.

“That victim reported that he was sitting at a tree stump in the Harbor View Apartments complex when a masked gunman shot him and fled the area,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “A witness stated that the gunman was dressed in all black clothing.”

The reaction on social media was mostly directed at the young age of the victims.

“Jesus! Is it some kind of a hunt on teenagers?!” Tetyana Hayes said on Facebook from St. Thomas. “What is this????”

These incidents are currently under active investigation.

Anyone who knows what happened to lead to these shootings are asked to contact police by calling 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950 or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

Previous post

Bryan's COVID-19 Talk: 16 New Limetree Bay Refinery Workers Have Virus, Schools Won't Open Until Sept. 8

Next post

Man Talking On His Phone In His Car Robbed At Gunpoint Of His Car At Soccer Stadium: VIPD

The Author

VI Free Press

VI Free Press

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *