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Police Investigate Downtown Christiansted Shooting

August 05, 2020

ST. CROIX, USVI – On August 4 at approximately 10:22 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired at the Holger Danske Hotel on King Cross Street, Christiansted.


On arrival, officers discovered a deceased Black male with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Rashawn Wyre.

St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe denounced this latest shooting. β€œIt is disheartening to see another young life cut short by gun violence. We are appealing to the young men in our community to find alternate ways of resolving differences,” Chief Elskoe said. He urges anyone with information on this homicide to contact police by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS, where you can get a reward for your tip.

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