One man was killed and a woman suffered serious injuries in an early morning shooting Wednesday in Estate Agnes, the V.I. Police Department reported.
It was the third homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, and the third in the territory.
The names of the victims were not released by police as of Wednesday evening.
According to the report, at 1:29 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the call of gunfire having been discharged in Agnes Fancy. At the location, they found the first victim, described as an unresponsive Caucasian male, lying prone in the roadway and the second victim, a Caucasian female, also lying on the ground.
The male had sustained a gunshot wound to the head along with several shots to his upper torso and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The woman had also been shot in the head and received a second gunshot wound to her lower-left leg. She was "still clinging to life," according to police, and was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and listed in serious condition.
No other information has been provided on the surviving victim’s condition as of Wednesday evening.
The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Police urged anyone with information about the incident to phone the Major Crimes Unit at 340-642-8449, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.