Detectives on St. Croix are investigating two incidents of reckless endangerment that occurred at the same location in the Candido Guadeloupe Housing Community at different times Wednesday.
At 2:12 a.m., the 911 emergency center received a report of an alleged break-in in progress at the Candido Guadeloupe Housing Community. Responding officers arrived at the location, where a resident of Building One informed them that gunshots had been fired into their apartment.
According to the resident, she’d just retired to bed after completing her evening vespers at 2 a.m., when she heard items breaking in her home and realized it was caused by gunfire.
No one within the residence was harmed but the apartment’s sliding glass door was shattered and bullet holes were visible throughout the residence.
Officers and forensic technicians located several spent shell-casings as the area was processed.
At 5:14 a.m., officers were again summoned to the housing community on a report of shots discharged at the same location, but a different apartment.
The resident told officers she had heard the gunfire earlier that morning however; none of the bullets had struck her apartment at that time. But at 5:08 a.m., she told officers, she d heard the sound of gunfire again and this time the shots had hit her sliding glass door.
No in the residence was hurt.
The parties in both shootings told police they’d not had any altercations or confrontations within the housing community. They were stumped, they said, as to who may have fired shots at their dwellings.
A concerned citizen, not residing within the housing community, came forward and told police that he had been walking through the area at around 5 a.m. when he heard shots. As he hid to the side of the building for fear of being hit, he said, he saw a man carrying a black gun in his left hand, wearing a pair of blue jeans and a black, long-sleeved hoodie, walking to the footpath that leads to the old village (Bethlehem).
Several spent shell-casings were retrieved again, and detectives with the Criminal Investigation Unit continue to investigate both incidents.