Three people were treated for injuries on Saturday after being injured in a shooting in the Coki Point Road area, the V.I. Police Department reported. As of Sunday evening, all three were listed in stable condition.
According to police, at about 5:35 p.m. Oct. 10, officers were dispatched to Coki Point Road regarding injuries by gunfire. At the scene, the officers found three gunshot victims, whose names were not released in accordance with department policy.
The victims were transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center via private vehicle and ambulance for treatment.
St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police Steven Phillip denounced the incident, urging residents to stop the violence.
“We cannot continue to have these shootings occurring in our small community. We can find other ways of resolving our differences,” Phillip said.
Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5606 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).