STX- Gallows Bay Hardware Murder this morning. Supposedly a targeted murder.
Another young life lost. It is beyond tragic. Does anyone know if the victim was an employee of the store, or a random customer? Horrible either way but we were there yesterday picking up our Xmas tree, right by where the murder supposedly occurred. The two guys who helped us could not have been kinder. It is a tragedy no matter what, I know. But I hope the victim was not either one of these sweet and funny young guys.
"Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, quoting eye witnesses, said the incident occurred in the parking lot of the hardware store, and that a number of suspects who were wearing masks left a vehicle, ran up to the individual and shot him multiple times.
Today’s homicide brings the territory’s total for 2018 to 43, with 31 incidents in St. Croix and 12 in the St. Thomas-St. John District, according to information provided by the Police Department"
“According to Mr. Dratte, a V.I.P.D. preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was a targeted shooting, as the victim was approached by multiple individuals who shot him several times. Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, quoting eye witnesses, said the incident occurred in the parking lot of the hardware store, and that a number of suspects who were wearing masks left a vehicle, ran up to the individual and shot him multiple times.”
I was there later in the day and saw the fire department hosing down the area and thought the garden shop had caught fire. Someone told me they had to use a fire hose to wash the blood out of the Christmas Tree tent were the incident took place.
My wife and I went to the boat parade later that night in Christiansted. Lots of people were talking about it. Town was crowded though and everyone was in a festive mood, good food, drink, and vibe all around.
Island Life goes on...
Police have so far reported 31 homicides on St. Croix, 12 on St. Thomas and no homicides on St. John according to VI Daily News, today.
Hmm, does that include the one yesterday?