Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau are investigation the fatal shooting of a man that occurred Sunday in Cane Bay, according to the VIPD.
It was the 26th homicide in the territory since the beginning of the year, the 15th on St. Croix.
Police have not yet released the name of the victim.
Dispatchers at the 911 emergency call center received several calls regarding the incident at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived on the scene they found the unresponsive man lying in an open field near the Eat at Cane Bay restaurant.
Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene said the victim was unresponsive. He was taken to the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.