Separate shooting incidents on Sunday took the lives of two young men in different parts of St. Croix at about the same time.
According to the V.I. Police Department, the two slain men, 24-year-old Atnelle Livingston Harris and 22-year-old K’hing John were both identified by their mothers.
The 911 call center received a report at 7:13 p.m. of a man down after multiple gunshots were fired in the vicinity of building 24 at Mutual Homes in Grove Place. The victim, identified as Harris, died on the scene after sustaining what appeared to be multiple gun shot wounds to body.
He was transported to the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital by the morgue attendants.
Police said they had no suspects as of midday Monday.
Just a minute after the first incident was reported, at 7:14 p.m., 911 dispatched officers to a report of gunshots in the vicinity of Watergut at the Ruby Rouse Homes.
At the scene, officers found a black male individual wearing a black shirt, brown pants lying unresponsive in the parking lot vicinity of Building 4. He had sustained multiple gun shot wounds to his upper body area. The victim, identified as John, was transported by ambulance to JFL, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m.
Again, the police said they had no suspects as of Monday.
The Criminal Investigations Bureau is looking into both cases.
Police urged anyone with information to call the bureau’s tip line at 340-778 4950, the CIB at 340 778 2211, 911, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.
Crime Stoppers protects the identities of people who call in, and presents cash awards to tips leading to an arrest.