A man shot in the Tutu Hi Rise area on the morning of Aug. 27 died of his wounds Friday in a Puerto Rican hospital, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to the VIPD, the victim was identified as 29-year-old Lee Seagojo Jr.
At 6:52 a.m. Aug. 27, the 911 center received a report of shots being fired in the Tutu Hi Rise area. Shortly thereafter, a vehicle with several bullet holes arrived at the Schneider Regional Medical Center emergency room along with a male with a gunshot wound to his head.
The car’s driver told police he had just pulled up to pick up his friend in the Tutu area when an unknown vehicle pulled up near to his car.
The man said the two occupants of the second vehicle got out of their car and began shooting in his direction. He later realized that his friend had been shot, he said, and drove to the hospital.
On Friday, the lead detective on the case was advised by the victim’s father that his son, 29-year-old Lee Seagojo Jr., died on his injuries at 2 a.m., Oct. 23.
The case is being investigated by the Major Crimes Unit. Police urged anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Investigation Bureau at 774-2211, the 911 tip service, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.