Three men were treated for gunshot injuries at the Juan F. Luis Hospital on Wednesday morning after a shooting incident on the Aureo Diaz Road, according to the V.I. Police Department.
The 911 emergency call center received a report of gunfire at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. A second call moments later reported at least one gunshot victim in a vehicle in the area.
Responding officers discovered three men, ages 18, 36 and 37, whose names were not released by police, who had sustained various gunshot wounds and were transported by ambulance to the Gov. Juan F. Hospital and Medical Center for treatment.
According to the preliminary investigation, the three men were in a vehicle traveling from south to north on the Aureo Diaz road. They had just driven past the school when a white vehicle that had been traveling behind of them began to fire shots at them.
The three men stopped their vehicle and ran into the nearby bushes to escape their assailants, who’d gotten out of their vehicle in an attempt to continue shooting at the trio.
At the sound of approaching sirens, the assailants got back into their vehicle and drove out of the area, according to police.
No individuals were injured in the shooting other than the three men and their medical condition is unknown at this time. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the incident.