ST. THOMAS -- Two men were shot in the wee hours of Saturday morning in Hospital Ground, St. Thomas, with one of the two victims succumbing to his wounds sustained during the shooting.
That's according to V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima, who said in a release this morning that officers were notified of the incident at approximately 12:03 a.m., following residents' call to the 911 emergency call center.
The residents who reported the incident said multiple shots were discharged in the area. Officers were then notified that two gunshot victims were transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center via private vehicle. Officers traveled to the hospital where they were advised that one of the victims had succumbed to his injuries. The other victim was being treated for his injuries.
The deceased was identified by next of kin as 32-year-old Cedric Henry.
This case is currently under investigation. The V.I.P.D. is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5569 or (340) 714-9830. You may also contact 911, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-8477 or here with an anonymous tip; the Office of the Chief of Police at (340) 715-5548 or the Office of the Police Commissioner at (340) 715-5506.