Man Receives Gunshot Wound Near Smith Bay

A man was injured by a gunshot Tuesday morning while walking down the road near Louie’s Market in the Smith Bay area, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to police, at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday VIPD officers from the M. C. Newton Command and units from the Criminal Investigation Bureau traveled to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in response to a reported assault.

At the medical center, officers met with an adult black male, Ivan Alexander, who told them that at about 10 a.m. he was walking on the public roadway in the area of Louie’s Market when he felt a stinging sensation to the left side of his back. He told officers that he did not hear any gunshots or observe anyone in the area with a gun.

Alexander sustained a laceration to the left side of his back and was treated and released from the medical center. This case is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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Police urged anyone with informationabout the incident to contact the VIPD at 340-774-2211, Major Crime Unit at 340-714-9830 or the CriminalInvestigation Bureau at 340-714-9807. Tips also can be sent to the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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