The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) confirmed that a shooting occurred on the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, behind the Student Center, between 11:20 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19. An end-of-the-semester tramp and party was occurring on another part of the campus during the time of the incident. The male victim, who was not a UVI student, has died as a result of injuries sustained. The University family extends condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
While there are no on-going threats evident on the campus, the University community is asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately to the UVI Security Department at (340) 692-4155 or directly to the Investigation Unit at the VIPD at (340) 778-2211. An on-going investigation into the incident is being conducted by the VIPD. The University will continue to cooperate with the VIPD. UVI takes the safety of the community seriously and will utilize all resources available to ensure a safe environment.