On Sunday, July 10, 2016, two 18-year- old men were killed and four others injured in a drive-by shooting in the Altona Lagoon area while a party was taking place. According to police, officers from C Command Unit in Christiansted responded to a report of shots being fired in the Altona Lagoon area at 11:09 p.m. Upon arrival to the Altona Lagoon area, the officers found two lifeless victims which were identified as 18-year- olds Malik Benjamin and Yahfari Brodhurst both with multiple gunshots wounds to their bodies.
On February 29, 2016 at about 9:51 pm St. Thomas police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Honduras. Upon arrival contact was made with the victim Jeffrey Velasquez who was shot multiple times and succumbed to his injuries.
The police asked anyone with information about these shooting to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-712- 6024, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800- 222-8477 or www.crimestoppersvi.org