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Police Investigate Shooting At Beach Event In Frederiksted 6 Injured

July 29, 2019

On July 28, 2019, at approximately 9:27 pm, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), 911 received numerous calls of shots fired at an event called Floattopia in the vicinity of Fort Frederik Beach in Frederiksted.

All identified victims were transported in the Juan Luis Hospital in private vehicles for treatment.

The Virgin Islands Police Department has identified 6 (six) victims that have sustained gunshot wounds; 5 (five) of the six victims have sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

One of the victims, who sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, will be airlifted to mainland for further medical treatment.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

The CIB is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Criminal Investigating Bureau at (340) 778-2211, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-TIPS or 911.

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