Police responded to reports of a woman carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle at Tutu Hi Rise Wednesday evening.
While rumors flew on social media and radio of a potential active shooter situation, police say no shots were fired. The woman has not been located.
“There was a female with an A-47 in Tutu high rise. Officers were on the scene searching but negative results finding her. No shots was discharged or anyone hurt,” V.I. Police Department spokesperson Glen Dratte said Wednesday evening.
Dratte said police were called at 5:26 p.m and completed their search at 7:19 p.m.
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