ST. THOMAS — Three victims shot in two separate incidents on St. Thomas on Saturday remain in the hospital, according to V.I. Police public information officer Glen Dratte.

Dratte said Thursday that all three victims are in stable condition at Schneider Hospital.

Each of the victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds in two unrelated, back-to-back shootings Saturday night.

The first shooting occurred about 8:46 p.m. in the area of Santa Maria, and a 911 caller reported hearing about 30 gunshots, police said.

Investigators responded to the scene and found a 37-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, police said.

While those two victims were in surgery at Schneider, a second shooting occurred about 10:14 p.m.

A man called 911 and reported that an assailant had tried to rob him and shot his girlfriend, according to police.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and face, and was brought to the emergency room at Schneider in a private vehicle for treatment, according to police.

Both cases remain under investigation.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 or call directly to 340-714-9805. Callers can also report information to 911, or contact the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email

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