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Man Killed in Frederiksted Bar Shooting

Gunshots in a Frederiksted bar Saturday night left one man dead, police reported.

The V.I. Police Department withheld the man’s identity on Sunday morning pending the notification of next of kin.

According to the police at 10:45 p.m. Saturday the 911 call center received a report of shots fired and a gunshot victim lying on the floor in the El Rincon Bar on Queen Street in Frederiksted.

Officers and emergency medical technicians responded and discovered a non-responsive black male lying on the floor of the bar. Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate the victim, who was transported to morgue at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital.

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Preliminary investigation revealed the victim was inside the bar when the suspect entered and discharged multiple shots, striking the victim in the upper body. The shooter then fled the area on foot.

Police said they had no suspects as of noon Sunday.

The police urged anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau tip line at 469-475-3871, the VIPD at 340-778-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477. Tips reported to Crime Stoppers that result in solving a case can make the tipster eligible for an anonymous cash reward.

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