16-Year-Old Boy Shot To Death, 9-Year-Old Girl Grazed By Bullet At JFK Project Sunday
CHRISTIANSTED — One child was fatally shot and a second was grazed by a bullet in a drive-by shooting just after midnight Sunday morning.
The 911 Emergency Call Center got multiple reports of shots fired and a wounded male victim at John F. Kennedy Terrace in Estate Richmond at 12:21 a.m., the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Police responding to the apartment complex near the Golden Rock Shopping Center found an unresponsive black teen on the ground, near Building 28, with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the VIPD.
The victim, identified by St. Croix family members as 16-year-old John F. Kennedy Terrace resident Kimani Perdomo, was dead, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
A 9-year-old girl in a nearby apartment was also grazed by a bullet in the incident, according to Derima.
Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting call 911, the VIPD’s Crime Tip Line at 340-778-4950, or make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477.
Perdomo’s death brings the number of homicides in the territory to 19: with 16 on St. Croix, two on St. Thomas and one on St. John.
In 2020, there were 27 homicides on St. Croix, 20 on St. Thomas and none on St. John.