Two people were injured Friday after a melee at a Peter’s Rest tavern in which more than 70 shots were fired, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to the police report, at about 10:22 p.m. Friday the 911 emergency call center dispatched units to a report of shots fired at the Cool Out Bar, Peters Rest in Christiansted.
Arriving at the scene, officers made contact with an Hispanic male who sustained a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest. A handgun was found on his person. He was transported to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and as of Saturday evening remained in in serious but stable condition.
A second victim was transported to the hospital with gun shot wounds to his hand. He was treated and released.
Police said more than 70 spent casings were collected from the crime scene, one 9 mm handgun with one live chambered round, and one empty magazine were discovered at the scene. Three vehicles in the parking lot sustained damage from gunshots.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact 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-TIPS).