St. Croix police investigate shooting in Estate Glynn


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ST. CROIX - Police are investigating a shooting incident reported early Monday morning that left one man injured.

V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said detectives are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a man and damage to a vehicle by gun fire in the Estate Glynn area.

She said both cases were reported separately to police about 2 a.m., but during the course of their investigation, detectives began looking into the possibility that the two incidents may have been related.

Just before 2 a.m. on Monday a man went to the police substation in Estate La Reine and reported that an unknown person or persons fired shots at his Jeep Wrangler while he was in the Estate Glynn area, Rames said.

Minutes later, about 2:15 a.m., police were notified by 911 emergency dispatchers that a man walked into Luis Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his leg, Rames said.

The man told police that he was in the Estate Glynn area when someone began firing shots in the area, and he was wounded in his leg and sought assistance from someone in the area who transported him to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to Rames.

Residents in the area reported hearing about six to eight shots ring out in close succession around the time of the shooting, she said.

Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives are following up on the case, and anyone with information can call detectives at 712-6031, 712-6024 or 911, or call the confidential tip line at Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email fstokes@dailynews.vi.

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