Jan. 20, 2003 – One man was killed in a shooting incident in Estate Contant on St. Thomas Sunday evening that left a second man hospitalized in stable condition.
Police early Monday morning identified the slain man as Lloyd Abraham, 26.
"At the scene, officers found Lloyd Abraham with several gunshot wounds to the body and another man, Lloyd Letang, with gunshot wounds to the left side of the body," Sgt. Annette Raimer, Police Department public information officer, said in a release. She said Letang was "reportedly a cousin of Abraham."
The shootings took place around 7 p.m. Sunday in Lower Contant near the Blue Corner Bar, located across from the VITRAN bus depot, between Ulla Muller Elementary School and John Thomas Funeral Home. Police described the bar as a meeting place for drug dealings.
Few details concerning what occurred were immediately available. By 10 p.m. Sunday, an ambulance had departed the scene, leaving one police car and a group of spectators. St. Thomas Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said investigators were still piecing bits of information together. All he could confirm was that "several shots were fired, two were hit, one died at the scene."
Investigators of the police Major Crime Unit and forensics officers spent several hours at the crime scene searching for evidence, Raimer said Monday morning.
Letang was transported to Roy L. Schneider Hospital by a friend, Raimer said. He was reported in stable condition on Monday morning. Hospital chief operating officer Amos Carty Jr. had said earlier that it appeared he would survive.
"Based on what I was told, I understand he is undergoing treatment at the hospital," Carty said early Monday morning. "The other one expired at the scene."
Police asked that anyone with information about the shootings call investigators at 715-5534 or 911.
The homicide was the second of the weekend on St. Thomas and the third both on the island and in the territory this year.
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