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Two Killed in Shooting at the Cockpit

Two men were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting that took place at the Coliseum Cockpit in Estate Glynn.

The victims were identified by next of kin as 32-year old Luis Colon and 46-year-old Jacobo Garcia.

According to the V.I. Police Department, the 911 call center received a report of the shooting at 3:49 p.m.

At the scene, officers discovered a unresponsive Hispanic male. A second victim had been transported by private vehicle.

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Preliminary investigation determined that both victims had been shot inside the Cockpit, and that there was more than one assailant.
The VIPD Criminal Investigations Bureau is actively pursuing the investigation. Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call the CIB at 340-778-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

It was the second double-homicide at the Cockpit in less than a year. On March 12, 2017, four people were shot at the Estate Glynn site. Two of the victims died. They were identified as 16-year-old Juan Aponte, who was declared dead at the scene and 28-year-old Lawrence Greenridge, who succumbed to his wounds March 16.

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1 COMMENT

  1. um i think that they should at least do it somewhere else because children were maybe there and instead of the bullet hit the child at they might go to jail this is why i left this comment so everybody could see this if you know you are going to kill somebody do somewhere safe where no kids or adult can see please don`t even try not to get kill.

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