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Three Injured in Bovoni Shooting

Three people, including a 4-year-old girl, were injured in a shooting Friday night in Bovoni, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Responding to the incident, Bruce Flamon of the Community and Police Association reiterated the group’s call for a ceasefire in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

There were no fatalities, police said. According to the VIPD the incident took place at about 6:40 p.m. Friday. None of the victims were publicly identified as of Saturday evening.

An adult male told police he had been driving his green Honda Civic in Bovoni when two men approached the vehicle in the vicinity of Building D in the Bovoni Housing Community and opened fire on the car.

Police said the drive was shot in the head and the buttocks, but that he was able to speak with doctors and detectives.

A 23-year-old woman was shot in the left arm, the 4-year-old suffered a shot to the right arm, the police said.

May 3, the Community and Police Association, along with the Smith Bay Association, called for a two-week cease-fire throughout the territory. Following Friday’s shooting the group issued a statement that the cease-fire was still in effect.

"We will like the public to know the cease fire is still, territory wide, until May 16," the statement said, "We will pray nothing else happens."

The group is urging an amnesty day for turning in weapons on May 13. 

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