A man was injured Wednesday in a drive-by shooting incident in Hospital Ground, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to the police, officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim seeking treatment at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center. The victim had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper right side of his body.
The man told officers he’d been walking in the vicinity of Hospital Ground when a car raced towards his direction and someone in the vehicle opened fire. The victim said he immediately fired back towards the vehicle, and then began feeling disoriented due to a gunshot injury.
The victim, whose name was not released by police, was transported to the hospital by an unknown vehicle and received medical treatment.
Police asked anyone with information on the incident to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340- 714-9807 ext. 5556, or contact the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersusvi.org.