Bryan, VIPD host press conference following deadly shootings in St. Croix

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. is upping security efforts in Frederiksted, St. Croix after three consecutive days of shootings. 

In a press conference on Monday, Gov. Bryan said he would use $1.5 million to create a camera surveillance system in Frederiksted. 

This comes after six people were injured in a beach shooting Sunday along with two other shootings on Saturday and on Monday.

During the press conference Governor Bryan said it was time “to make a move to end the senseless gun violence in our community.”

In response to the beach event shooting, Bryan wants to enforce a better permitting system. He said the 33rdLegislature should have a system in place for events with a crowd of 300 to 400 people. The Chief of Police for that island would then sign the permit once it is complete. The purpose of the permit is to identify certain factors such as exits and alcohol consumption at events so officers can ensure public safety. 

During the press conference VIPD Commissioner Nominee, Trevor Velinor, announced a partnership with the VIPD and Crime Stoppers USVI.

He urged members of the community to contact him regarding any information from the recent shooting at 719-291-3642.

Crime Stoppers USVI is an anonymous tip hotline and is issuing a $15,000.00 reward for any information about the crime.

If you have any information about this crime, contact 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-TIPS).