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Cops Probe Three Shootings on St. Thomas

Saturday saw three separate shooting incidents on St. Thomas. Two people were injured by gunshots in Estate Thomas, one was shot in the hand in the Michael J. Kirwan Terrace housing community and another victim was shot in the leg near Guttets Gade in Charlotte Amalie, a Police Department press release said.

According to the police report, at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday two males were walking behind the Oswald Harris Court housing community in Estate Thomas near the gut when several gunshots were discharged. A 19-year-old male was injured when a bullet grazed the left side of the chest before striking him in his upper arm. A 23-year-old male was injured by gunshots to his toe and inner right thigh.

The victims told police they did not see who shot at them and they had no knowledge of why someone would want to shoot at them. They were taken to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital by private vehicle.

Police and forensic technicians responded the scene and collected multiple shell casings. Detectives continue to investigate this shooting.

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old male reported that he was in Kirwan Terrace housing community when two armed males dressed in black approached him and a fight ensued.

During the fight one of the assailants shot the victim in the left hand. A gold nugget ring was also stolen from him, the victim said. The suspects fled the area on foot. The victim also told police that he could not identify the suspects.

At about 10:30 a.m. Saturday another shooting victim told police he was near the bridge at Guttets Gade sitting on a chair when a male armed with a handgun approached him and fired one shot into his left leg. The 21-year-old victim told police the suspect fired several more times hitting him in his upper left thigh. The victim also told police he could not identify the suspect and did not know why anyone would want to shoot him.

Police urge anyone who has any information on these shootings to let them know. Please call detectives at 715-5522 or 714-9834 or call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

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