26-year-old Azim Yonnas is dead following a shooting incident that left him nursing wounds at the Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital on Sunday, September 3rd.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed Yonnas’ identity in a press release this afternoon.
“The RVIPF is actively conducting investigations into last
night’s shooting at Long Bush, which claimed the life of one male.
The deceased is confirmed to be 26-year-old Azim Yonnas of Butu
Mountain”, the release said.
According to the police, he was shot by an unknown assailant(s) who then ran away from the scene.
Yonnas’ was successfully transported to the hospital following the incident, where he died from his injuries.
The Major Incident Team of the RVIPF is investigating the matter.
The police are appealing to anyone who has any information that can help with this investigation to contact them confidentially.
People can call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or overseas call 1-284-800-8477 with the relevant information or call the RVIPF directly at 368-5682 or 368 9339.
The police assure that all information will be kept in the strictest of confidence.