Three men were found shot to death Tuesday night on Northside Road in the vicinity of a La Grande Princesse gas station on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported early Wednesday.
Police will host a press briefing on the case at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the VIPD administrative office in Castle Coakley, Christiansted.
The identities of the victims had not been made public Wednesday morning, pending notification of their next of kin, the VIPD release stated.
According to police, the 911 Emergency Call Center received calls of shots fired at 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Officers arrived at the location and discovered three unresponsive males with gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Services Technicians were unable to find a pulse for any of the victims, the report stated, and all three were pronounced dead at the scene.
“This investigation is currently active, and detectives are putting the pieces together,” the report said.
Tuesday’s triple shooting brings the number of homicides on St. Croix so far this year to 15, according to the Source Homicide List.* There have been six on St. Thomas.
Anyone with information about this triple homicide should call 911, the CIB Tip-Line at 340-778-4950 or 340-712-6092, or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
*The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2022 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While this listing is based on VIPD reports, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing that the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.