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Drive-by Shooting Kills Woman, Injures Man

A woman was killed and a man injured during a drive-by shooting Saturday morning in Kronprindsens Gade, the V.I. Police Department reported.

It was the 17th homicide on St. Thomas since the first of the year, the 31st in the territory. The name of the victim was not released by police as of Saturday evening.

At about 4:15 a.m. Saturday, the 911 emergency call center notified officers that shots had been fired in the area of the Jala Jala Club on Kronprindsens Gade.

Arriving at the scene, officers discovered an unresponsive Hispanic woman who had received many gunshot injuries about the body.

According to the preliminary investigation, the victim had been speaking with two men when a grey Jeep drove up to them and began firing shots in their direction.

The two men ran and the woman was shot where she stood.

One of the men sustained injuries from the gun fire and was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by ambulance. He was treated there for his injuries. His condition was unknown as of Saturday evening.

The body of the woman, whose identity was not know, was transported to the morgue pending identification and notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crime can notify detectives of the Major Crimes Unit by calling 340-714-9823 ext. 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 ext. 5556, the chief of police’s office at 340- 774-2211, or by contacting the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersusvi.org. 

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