Shooting Leaves Man with Wounded Leg

A man was injured by a gunshot Monday evening in the GERS parking lot on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Police Department.

At about 5:26 p.m. Monday a call came in to dispatchers reporting the shooting. Officers responded to the Schneider Regional Medical Center where the victim, whose name was not released by police, was being treated for a gunshot wound to his right leg.

The victim told officers he was in the GERS parking lot when a man walked up to him and demanded that he give him all his things. The victim said he surrendered his possessions and took off running, at which point the man fired several shots at him.

The victim was then taken into surgery for further treatment.

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Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the VIPD at 340-774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

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