A man was in critical condition Sunday afternoon after receiving a gunshot would to the head Sunday morning at the Tutu Hi Rise housing community.
According to the V.I. Police, 911 received a report at 6:52 a.m. Sunday of shots being fired in the Tutu area. Shortly afterwards, a vehicle with several bullet holes arrived at the Schneider Regional Medical Center transporting a man with a gunshot wound.
Officers spoke to the driver of the vehicle, who said he had just pulled up at the Tutu Hi Rise area when an unknown vehicle pulled up near to his. The driver said the two occupants of the second vehicle got out and started shooting in his direction.
The told police he “ran for his life” while his friend sat in his vehicle.When the shots had stopped, the man concluded, he returned to his and found his friend had been shot. He said he then drove to the hospital to seek medical treatment.
The police report did not identify the victim, who remained in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon.
The VIPD urged anyone with information about the case to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau 340-774-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.