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.
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.