A woman was reportedly shot and injured early Monday morning when an unknown man tried to break into her car while she waited at a stoplight, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to police, the 20-year-old woman was driving at 1 a.m. Monday on the Queen Mary Highway when she stopped for a red light at William’s Delight. The victim told police that an assailant dressed in black, with a black cloth covering his face, tried to open the door and pointed a handgun at her.
As she accelerated her vehicle to drive away, the suspect fired a shot, grazing her in the upper body. She drove herself to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment.
The case is being followed up by the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Anyone with any information on the case can call detectives at 712-6077 or 712-6037, or call the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-TIPS.