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Two Shot While Heading to Vehicle After Nightclub Event; Victims May Need to be Airlifted for Treatment

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ST. THOMAS — Two men who were shot Saturday while heading to their vehicle may need to be airlifted to a stateside medical facility for further treatment, said a physician at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, underscoring the extent of the victims’ wounds from yet another shooting incident in the territory.

According to police spokesman Glen Dratte, on Saturday at about 3:30 a.m., Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives were assigned to investigate an assault matter at SRMC. Upon their arrival, the detectives spoke to the two male victims who stated that after attending a graduation function at Krush Night Club in Subbase, they were walking with friends toward their vehicle parked near Nisky Center. However, as they attempted to enter the vehicle, a black male individual approached them from the back and fired several gunshots that injured the two males.

According to the V.I.P.D., the victims were struck several times about the body and were transported to SRMC by private vehicle. The attending Emergency Room physician at the hospital said the victims sustained numerous injuries to the leg, shoulder, chest, and spine during this incident. The physician further stated that the victims may have to be airlifted to the U.S. mainland for further treatment.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the shooting, authorities said. The police department is asking anyone with information relative to this incident to call 911, C.I.B. Detective S. Rhymer at 340-774-2211, or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers USVI here.

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