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Two young men were shot to death over the weekend in separate incidents and on Monday officials of the V.I. Police Department urged the community to stand up and stop the violence.
One man was killed and four others injured in an early morning shooting Saturday at the Four Winds Plaza shopping center on St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 29-year-old Joseph Andrews.
One woman was killed and four people injured in shootings that took place Friday night in Frederiksted on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported.
The VIPD said DNA testing revealed the body found in the bushes east of Cramer’s Park on April 28 was that of 19-year-old Emanuel Moise. The cause of death was determined to be from multiple gunshot wounds.
Friday morning a masked gunman abducted an officer of the Oriental Bank in Estate Diamond on St. Croix in an attempt to gain entrance to the bank and rob it, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Over the last eight years, David Payne’s family has commissioned four signs, all of which have stood outside his sister’s house on Beltjen Road, calling for the public to report any details about his murder to Crime Stoppers.
One teen was killed and a second person was injured in a shooting Monday night in Estate Sion Farm on St. Croix. The fatal victim was identified as 16-year-old Tintawe Christian of Sion Farm.
There are no suspects yet, or persons of interest, but V.I. Police officials said Friday that they do have small pieces of information on St. Thomas’ most recent double homicide. They need the community to provide bigger pieces in order for them to pull together the final puzzle.
The V.I. Police Department began conducting live-fire tests of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service on St. Thomas on June 24.
A man died of gunshot wounds Friday in a shooting at Frenchman’s Bay. The V.I. Police Department reported that the victim was identified as 28-year-old Elon Frett of St. Thomas.