Two Men Shot at Oswald Harris Court

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.

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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.

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