The victim was identified by family members as 29-year-old Khamal DeSilvia.
It was the 16th homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 29th in the territory, according to the Source homicide list.*
According to police, at around 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, the 911 emergency call center received a report of shots fired in Smith Bay, in the vicinity of the Pavilions and Pools Hotel.
At the scene, officers found a Black male, identified as DeSilvia, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body. Emergency medical technicians were notified and traveled to the scene. DeSilvia was transported by ambulance to Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment, however, he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
VIPD is requesting the community’s assistance in finding those responsible and urged anyone with information to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5569 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.
* The Source homicide list is based on reports from the VIPD, but unlike the police list or the list in some other media, the Source list does not include suicides or vehicular homicides, which can cause a variance in the number of incidents reported.