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Shots Allegedly Fired at Moving Vehicle; No One Injured

Gunshots were allegedly fired at a moving vehicle on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported Sunday.

On Saturday, around 5:30 a.m., VIPD was dispatched to Strawberry Shanty in response to the discharging of shots and a vehicle damaged with bullet holes, according to the police report.

When officers arrived, they spoke with a man who stated that on his wife’s way home from the laundry at approximately 5:00 a.m., she stopped by the Strawberry Shanty to ask her friend if she needed a ride when a vehicle drove up behind her blowing their horn. At this point, she became scared, so she turned into the Strawberry entrance and, in doing so, she said she heard a firecracker sound and started to feel fragments and heat about her body. Upon her arrival home, she observed bullet holes in the rear of her vehicle, which she showed to her husband, resulting in his call to 911, the police report stated.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau is presently investigating this incident. Anyone with information is urged to call 911, the CIB Tipline at (340) 778-4850 or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1(800)222-TIPS.

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