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Man Dies from Shooting Early Saturday

A man died of a gunshot wound he received early Saturday at the Super Tanker Service Station in Sunny Isles, according to the V.I. Police Department.

The victim was identified as 55-year-old Terrance Moorehead, a resident of Pepper Tree Terrace. It was the fifth homicide on St. Croix since the start of the year, the 13th in the territory.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the service station at about 2:11 a.m. this morning in response to a 911 call of a man having been shot and requesting medical assistance. The victim was only able to say that he had been shot in the area of the service station before he was transported by ambulance to the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital emergency room.

He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Preliminary investigations suggested that the victim had driven into the service station in a white Dodge truck, entered the convenience store, purchased an item and returned to his vehicle. At some point he left his vehicle and walked over to the northern side of the service station.

A gun shot was heard and the victim ran back into the convenience store, saying that he’d been shot.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the incident. Anyone with information concerning this homicide can report it by calling 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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