Police are investigating a shooting of a 35-year-old man Thursday in Estate Castle Coakley.
The man was treated for his wound at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital.
According to the V.I. Police Department, the 911 emergency call center received a report at 11:29 a.m. Thursday that a gunshot victim was seen laying in a grassy field in Estate Castle Coakley, in the vicinity of Thomas Bakery.
Responding officers and detectives met with the victim, who was not identified by authorities. The victim told them he was in the area of Thomas Bakery at roughly 4 a.m. when an unknown individual drove up to him in a gray Toyota Corolla and asked him what he was doing in the area.
The man then suddenly shot the victim in the leg, police said, and then left the area. The victim said he hid in the bushes until daylight, when he asked a citizen to get help for him.
The victim was transported via ambulance to the hospital emergency room for treatment.
Detectives are continuing their investigations into the matter.