Dec. 7, 2003 – Major Crime detectives from the V.I. Police Department converged on a narrow winding roadway in Lindbergh Bay late Saturday night after a drive-by shooting left two men dead.
The silence of the night was broken shortly after 10 p.m. when more than 30 shots were fired at the two victims, who are said to be from St.Croix. Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Hannah had sketchy details about the incident but did classify it as a "drive-by" shooting.
"All I have right now is the nicknames of the victims, but I can confirm that they are from St. Croix and were in their early twenties, based on what I've been given," Hannah said shortly after the shooting.
Hannah said police have not established a motive for the late-night shooting, nor have they identified suspects. "I anticipate that the detectives and forensic agents will be out most of the night working this case," he said.
Police were called immediately after the shots rang out, and an ambulance was dispatched from Roy L. Schneider Hospital when the two victims were found. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The deaths are the 25th and 26th homicides for the territory in 2003, the 18th and 19th on St. Thomas.
Hannah encouraged anyone with information to contact investigators at 774-2211 or the emergency number 911.
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