The woman who was listed as critical after she was shot during a robbery at a residence in Paraquita Bay, Tortola, last night, April 18, 2021, has died.
The woman was reportedly shot in the head.
“Officers of Major Crime Team can confirm that the female victim injured in last night’s robbery died late this afternoon,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in a press release late this afternoon, April 19, 2021.
Police had stated that initial reports indicate that a local businesswoman arrived home at Paraquita Bay around 7:30 pm with her day’s proceeds when she was approached by someone demanding money.
The victim, the mother of the businesswoman, then attempted to exit the home when she was shot.
The assailant or assailants made off with a bag containing a sum of money. No one else was injured in the incident, police said.