Akeem Lettsome Killed in Tutu Hi-Rise Shooting

A 29-year-old man was killed by gunshot Saturday afternoon at Tutu Hi-Rise housing community, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The victim was identified by next of kin as Akeem Lettsome.

At about 4:31 p.m. Saturday the 911 call center received a report that a man had been shot in the stomach at the complex and was being transported by private vehicle to the Schneider Regional Medical Center.

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Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot in his lower abdomen while in the area of the Tutu housing community.

At about 4:39 p.m. the victim succumbed to his injuries, the police said.

Police urged anyone with information about the crime to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5569 or 340-714-9830, or contact 911 or the anonymous tip service. Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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