First, you are required to utilize HTML headers. A 23-year-old has been identified as the first homicide victim in the territory in the year 2024.
Tragically, a young guy was killed when gunshots broke out on the tranquil island of St. Thomas early on Sunday morning. The incident was a tragic event that took place. During the year 2024, the Virgin Islands Police Department has claimed that this particular crime is the first homicide that has occurred within the territory.
According to the police report, the incident took place at approximately 3:05 a.m., namely when the Shot Spotter system notified the 911 contact center about multiple shots being fired in the neighborhood of Post Office Square. Concerned citizens also made calls to emergency services, reporting hearing gunfire and disclosing that at least two people had suffered injuries. According to the information provided in the police report, these victims were immediately evacuated to Schnieder Regional Medical Center using private automobiles.
Immediately upon their arrival at the emergency room at SRMC, the two individuals who had been shot were provided with medical assistance promptly. Unfortunately, one of the victims, Jahnni B. Thompson, who was 23 years old, had been shot in the upper body, which ultimately proved to be deadly. His next of kin had identified him as the victim.
It is fortunate that the second victim, whose identity has not been disclosed at this time, continues to be in stable condition after receiving treatment for his injuries. In the police report, it was stressed that an investigation is now being conducted into this occurrence.
The Virgin Islands Police Department requests that anyone who knows about the event come forward to assist in the investigation. They can approach the police at 340-774-2211 or the Major Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigation Unit at 340-642-8449. Both of these numbers are from the Criminal Investigation Unit. Another option is for individuals to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and anonymously submit information.
The community of St. Thomas is dealt a heartbreaking blow by the untimely loss of a young life that occurred in such a catastrophic manner. While the inquiry is ongoing, the authorities ensure that the victim and his loved ones receive compensation for their losses.