On January 4, 2019, at around 6:30pm, 49-year-old Kailash Banani, the owner of Panache Jewelers located in downtown Christiansted, was shot to death near the entrance of Mount Welcome off the East Bypass. According to police sources, Mr. Banani had left his store and was headed home, when his vehicle was bumped from the back by another vehicle. Mr. Banani then stopped his vehicle, stepped out of it, and was suddenly ambushed by unknown assailants, apparently demanding money. Mr. Banani was shot multiple times and died from his injuries.

Mr. Banani was married and had two young children.

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 3:10 a.m., shots were fired in the area of Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy in Subbase, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Twenty (20) year old BRIA EVANS, an innocent bystander who was attending a function at Krush Night Club with her friends, was struck by a projectile. Ms. Evans was transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment; where she later died from her injuries.

Any persons having information regarding these incidents are asked to contact Crime Stoppers V.I. (800) 222-8477, or www.crimestoppersvi.org or www.P3Tips.com.