ST. CROIX, USVI – VIPD officers are investigating reports of multiple shooting incidents that left one woman dead and four people injured.
On October 9 at approximately 10:18 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received multiple calls from concerned citizens of shots fired near the corner of King and Market Streets in downtown Frederiksted. Officers traveled to the location and found an adult female with a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital & Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The deceased was identified by her next of kin as 21-year-old Kadiyen Illidge of Sion Hill.
At around 11:49 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received notification of a gunshot victim at the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital with wounds to his mid-section. Officers continue to investigate this case, which is believed to be linked to the shooting incident on Main Street in Frederiksted.
At roughly 11:37 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received additional calls from the hospital regarding two more gunshot victims. Both men received gunshot wounds and were listed in stable condition. The men stated they were in the vicinity of Corner Pocket Grillhouse and Nightclub in Kingshill when they were shot upon by an unknown assailant. Shortly after, at around 11:53 p.m., a male walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound, and told officers he was also in the vicinity of Corner Pocket when he was shot. He was listed in stable condition.
St. Croix Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe condemned these shooting incidents and stated, “We will use the Department’s resources in pursuit of justice for these victims.” Chief Elskoe extends condolences on behalf of the VIPD to the family of Kadiyen Illidge, who lost her life. He encouraged everyone who saw what happened in these incidents to say something to police by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. The VIPD needs your information to solve these crimes quickly.