Two men were killed and two people injured Sunday night in a shooting at a St. Thomas dance club, the V.I. Police Department reported. They are the first reported homicides for St. Thomas this year. St. Croix has seen five homicides since the beginning of 2019.
The two victims had not been identified as of Monday afternoon. Police said identification is pending notification of the next of kin.
According to police, at 11:02 p.m. the 911 call center received a report of multiple shots fired at Mi Bloque Disco at Altona and Welgunst, and that one person had been shot in the chest.
At the scene, officers discovered two unresponsive Hispanic males lying on the floor inside of the establishment. EMS arrived on the scene and found no vital signs.
Investigation further revealed that two other individuals had been shot, one male and one female. Both victims were transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center and were being treated for injuries sustained from the gunshots.
This incident is being investigated by the Major Crime Unit. Police urged anyone with any information about the crime to contact the V.I. Police Department at 340-774-2211, the Major Crime Unit at 340-714-9830, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1800-222-8477 (1-800-TIPS.)
Calls to Crime Stoppers which provide information resulting in solving a crime can qualify the tipster to an anonymous cash reward.