STX Teen Succumbs to Gunshot Wound

VIPD officers and the Medical Examiner's office respond to the Good Hope Townhouses, where 17-year-old male minor was found dead of a gunshot wound. (VIPD photo)
VIPD officers and the medical examiner’s office respond to the Good Hope Townhouses, where 17-year-old male was found dead of a gunshot wound. (VIPD photo)

A 17-year-old male died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the Good Hope Townhouses, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the VIPD report, at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday officers were notified of a gunshot victim in Good Hope Townhouses. Officers traveled to the area and found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound. He did not have any signs of life.

An autopsy will determine the details of the incident. The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, but the police declined to say whether it is being considered as a homicide or another crime.

The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Police urged anyone with information that can help in the matter to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at 340-778-4950 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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