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Shooting in Scottfree Leaves One Dead

A 21-year-old St. Thomas man was shot Sunday afternoon and later succumbed to his injuries in the second homicide on St. Thomas during the weekend.

According to the V.I. Police Department, the 911 center received a call at 1:41 p.m., Sunday, reporting several shots being fired in the Scottfree area. The citizen also reported that a male was seen lying on the ground.

At the scene, responding officers made contact with Brison Isaac, 21, who appeared to have suffered several gunshot wounds about the body. Isaac was transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries at 2:58 p.m.

Police said that a witness reported a dark skinned male wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants as a possible suspect.

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Police urged anyone with information about the crime to contact the VIPD Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211, the 011 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

The Isaac shooting was the second homicide on St. Thomas during the weekend. On Sunday police arrested a suspect in an Estate Thomas shooting that left one man dead. (See ‘Related Links’ below).

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  1. The violence in the Virgin Islands need to stop.
    I thought people had change after the territory was hit by two category 5 hurricanes.
    God said before man destroy his world he will step in. The first world was punish with flooding. This isn’t joke. Many people is devastated from the damage the storms caused and criminals want to corrupt our islands. It is sad the innocents had to pay for people evilness and the crimes that was happening before the storms. Some people from down island move to the Virgin Islands to do their dirtiness and to ruin people life than going to the states. We and Puerto Rico are the only current U.S. territories in the Caribbean. Two reasons why they move here because our population mostly speak English and we are under the US. The government of Virgin Islands need to focus more on the territory’s finances, creating new ideas to benefit residents and visitors and do things faster. The storms did damage to some of the infrastructure the government said they will upgrade and didn’t do it. For example, St. Thomas Airport sustained serve damage from Irma and both of the territory’s two hospitals was wreaked by the both hurricanes causing patients with critical conditions to flee for the mainland. People health is important. Our islands could have more hospitals but the government is watching the space and the money. If it had another hospital and it didn’t get damage, then the patients could have go there and stay with their families on the island. Soca is an kind of music that is originally from Trinidad and was influence by it Caribbean neighbors. The Virgin Islands is part of the Lesser Antilles and it is used here. Every year our islands have a carnival and on jourvet morning, bands like Poizon, Stylee and others, the young people represent sometimes sound ghetto and play stupid songs making them go crazy causing fights and gun violence in the crowd in the past years. Soca music isn’t like the past. Some songs these days have nasty lyrics and they have new artists in Trinidad. We have be prepare for when God come. Soca can’t get us to heaven. We can still listen to soca and have carnivals but we have to be more respectful and find ways to keep the event safe. The killing and gangs need to end because we are turning like Jamaica and a tourist was shot while visiting St. Thomas on the Carnival Victory ship a few years ago. Early this month, Governor Mapp said the territory will see an increase of cruise ships after the hurricanes. From 2010, the crime rate in the territory has been high and gun violence is destroying our islands and people. The crimes mostly happen on St. Thomas and St. Croix which has more traffic and a higher population than St. John which compromises the V.I. National Park. If some young people in the territory think it don’t have nothing to do then go to states than making trouble or help your community. The VIPD need to have officers all over the islands, put cameras on traffic lights and find others way to end gun violence.

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