(This story was updated 6:45 pm Monday, April 19, 2021)
The woman who was shot during Sunday’s shooting in Paraquita Bay has died.
The Police Information Unit confirmed her death to BVI News moments ago.
By our news centre’s tally, this brings the territory’s total murders for 2021 to five.
“Officers continue to follow a number of leads into robbery,” the police stated in the meantime.
More information to be provided as it becomes available.
Previously Published Story
The woman injured during a shooting incident at Parquita Bay Sunday night (April 18) is in critical condition.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) said the woman — who’s identity has not been officially made public — was the victim of an armed robbery.
The incident reportedly happened at her residence.
“Initial reports indicate that a local businesswoman arrived home at Paraquita Bay around 7:30 pm with her day’s proceeds. Upon exiting her vehicle, she heard the voice of male demanding money. The mother of the businesswoman, who was at home at the time, heard a noise outside and attempted to exit the house and was shot,” the RVIPF reported.
She is now being treated at hospital. It is not clear where she sustained the gunshot wounds.
Meanwhile, no one else was injured during the incident but the “assailant or assailants” made off with a bag containing an unspecified sum of money.
The police are now appealing to anyone who may have information into the identity of the perpetrator or perpetrators to contact the Major Crime Team at 284-368- 5682 OR the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 284-368-9339.
“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence,” the RVIPF has assured.
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