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Police Release Name of Hospital Street Shooting Victim

St. Croix police are continuing to investigate the Wednesday evening shooting in Frederiksted’s Hospital Street that left one man dead and two others injured.

On Thursday the V.I. Police Department identified the homicide victim as 30-year-old Jahmarie Allick of Frederiksted.

According to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames, the incident took place on Hospital Street, near the Post Office in Frederiksted. A flurry of gunshots was heard about 6:15 p.m., followed almost immediately by sirens descending on the scene.

"Police arrived on the scene within seconds of the shots being fired," Rames said. Upon arriving they found Allick dead from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body.

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Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis Jr. reminded the public Thursday that there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of any murder suspect.

A news release issued Thursday by the department described the second shooting victim, who was wounded by at least one bullet in his lower body, only as a 28-year-old man.

Additional information gathered by police indicates that the third victim was not a shooting victim, but that he cut his hand and scraped his face while fleeing the shooting.

Police said the shooting may have been in retaliation for a previous incident. The department is not releasing additional information on the injured persons or further details of the investigation to protect potential witnesses and the integrity of the case.

However, Thursday’s release assured the public that the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are urging the public to contact them with any information that may help solve the case. Anyone with information can call the Major Crimes Bureau at 712-6075, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 712-6077, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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St. Croix police are continuing to investigate the Wednesday evening shooting in Frederiksted's Hospital Street that left one man dead and two others injured.

On Thursday the V.I. Police Department identified the homicide victim as 30-year-old Jahmarie Allick of Frederiksted.

According to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames, the incident took place on Hospital Street, near the Post Office in Frederiksted. A flurry of gunshots was heard about 6:15 p.m., followed almost immediately by sirens descending on the scene.

"Police arrived on the scene within seconds of the shots being fired," Rames said. Upon arriving they found Allick dead from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body.

Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis Jr. reminded the public Thursday that there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of any murder suspect.

A news release issued Thursday by the department described the second shooting victim, who was wounded by at least one bullet in his lower body, only as a 28-year-old man.

Additional information gathered by police indicates that the third victim was not a shooting victim, but that he cut his hand and scraped his face while fleeing the shooting.

Police said the shooting may have been in retaliation for a previous incident. The department is not releasing additional information on the injured persons or further details of the investigation to protect potential witnesses and the integrity of the case.

However, Thursday's release assured the public that the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are urging the public to contact them with any information that may help solve the case. Anyone with information can call the Major Crimes Bureau at 712-6075, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 712-6077, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.