STJ Man Suffers Gunshot Injury in Attempted Robbery

A man was treated for a gunshot injury and was in stable condition as of 3 p.m. Tuesday after a shooting in an attempted robbery on St. John.

According to the V.I. Police Department, at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the Myra Keating Smith Clinic in Cruz Bay in reference to a gunshot victim.

The victim, whose name was not released by police, was walking to his residence when an unknown individual wearing a black ski mask attempted to rob him of his jewelry at gunpoint, the police said. The victim and suspect struggled for the weapon and a single gunshot went off, injuring the victim. The suspect fled the scene.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5610 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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