Police on St. Thomas and St. Croix are investigating non-fatal shootings that occurred Monday morning. Both victims sustained non-life-threatening wounds, according to the V.I. Police Department.
At about 9 a.m. police on St Thomas were advised that a 49-year-old man was injured by a gunshot to his left leg.
The victim told police he was selling coconut water to a customer. When the customer finished drinking the coconut water he threw it at the victim and the victim threw it back at him. The victim said the man walked off and got into a brown Toyota Tercel. As the man drove off he fired a shot toward the victim, hitting him in the leg.
On St. Croix at about the same time, police responded to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital after receiving a report that a gunshot victim had been brought there.
The man had a gunshot wound to this upper left shoulder blade. Police said the victim was shot while in Estate Williams Delight, not far from where he lives.
The victim refused to answer any questions from police officers.
Both cases are being followed up by detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau.