Two men were injured by gunfire when shots broke out Wednesday evening at Oswald Harris Court, the V.I. Police Department reported.
At 10:11p.m. officers responded to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in regards to a report of two gunshot victims. At the hospital, the made contact with a 21-year-old male who was being treated for a gunshot wound to his right upper arm and left rib area, and an 18-year-old male being treated for a gunshot wound to his right rib area.
Both victims, whose names were not released by police, said they were sitting near the garbage bin in the area of Building 3 in the Oswald Harris Court Housing Community when they heard multiple shots being fired. Both men said they took off running when they heard the shots.
The 18-year-old victim was taken into surgery and the second victim was still being tended to as the officers took the report.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Homicide Task force are investigating all and asked anyone with information about this, or any other, crime to call the VIPD at 340-774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers VI, at 1-800-222-8477.