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ST. THOMAS — Two men were shot Wednesday night at a restaurant in St. Thomas, one of whom was scheduled to be airlifted because of the severity of his injuries, Toby Derima, V.I.P.D. public information officer has announced.
According to the news release, on Wednesday at roughly 8:54 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to gunshot victims.
One male victim reported that he was at the Manuel Bar & Restaurant, located in Estate Contant, when two masked men entered the establishment with guns and opened fire, Mr. Derima said. He was injured as a result of the gunfire, and was transported to the hospital via ambulance for treatment, where he was listed in serious condition.
Another victim was transported to the hospital via private vehicle for treatment of gunshot wounds from the incident. He was listed in critical condition and was scheduled to be airlifted to a facility on the mainland for further treatment, according to the release.
Mr. Derima said the incident is under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this matter is urged to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5579, or anonymously and confidentially to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS or online at crimestoppersvi.org.