A man was treated on Sunday at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital for a gunshot wound he received in an incident involving four masked gunmen at Gallows Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to VIPD, at 5:07 p.m., Jan. 17, the 911 emergency call center dispatched officers to a discharging of shots in the Gallows Bay business district. Officers traveled to the area and found a Black male with a gunshot injury.
The victim, whose name was not released by police in accordance with department policy, was transported to the hospital via ambulance for treatment of a gunshot wound to his lower torso, and later released, police said.
The investigation into this incident revealed that a silver 4-door Suzuki sedan, which was occupied by four male individuals wearing clown masks, drove up to the victim and fired multiple shots at him, according to the police report.
Detectives are urging anyone with additional information about the incident to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at 340-778-4950 or to the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).