Police investigating St. Croix shootings
Published: January 10, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Police are investigating two first-degree assaults involving guns reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.
According to the police blotter, which is a log of calls made to 911, a call reporting firearms discharged in the Work and Rest area came in to dispatchers at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday and was followed up by a call two minutes later that someone had been shot in the area.
V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said Wednesday that she had no information about the details surrounding that shooting.
Investigators are looking into the second assault, a non-fatal shooting that occurred some time after noon Wednesday, according to Rames.
Police were dispatched to Luis Hospital, where a man was seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his calf, Rames said.
Police were notified at 12:30 p.m., and when they arrived at the hospital, the victim reported that he was standing near the intersection of King and Hill streets in Frederiksted when he heard a gunshot ring out and he was shot in his calf. The man said he did not know who fired the shot or why anyone would want to shoot him, according to Rames.
The man told police that after being shot, he drove himself to the hospital in his car.
According to the police blotter, the incident was radioed to dispatchers at 12:39 p.m. from the hospital. No reports of shots fired in Frederiksted were logged by dispatchers any time during the day on Wednesday, according to the blotter.
Detectives are investigating both incidents, and no arrests had been made as of Wednesday night. Anyone with information can call 911 or the anonymous tip line at Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.
- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.