A 25-year-old St. Croix man was shot and killed Thursday night in the Mount Pleasant Housing Community, across from the Frederiksted Plaza West supermarket.
The victim was identified by next of kin as 25-year-old Raheem Springer. It was the eighth homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the 14th in the territory.
According to the V.I. Police Department, at 9:27 p.m. Thursday the 911 center received reports of shots fired at the Mount Pleasant Housing Community. Officers responded and discovered an unresponsive black male, later identified as Springer, with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
Emergency medical technicians and medical personal were present on the scene and was unable to find any vital signs on the victim.
The incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Police urged anyone with information about the crime to call the CIB at 340-778-2211, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS.)
Tips sent to Crime Stoppers which help resolve a crime may qualify the caller for an anonymous cash reward.