At around 3 a.m. on Saturday, a Virgin Islands businessman was shot outside his home while being robbed, according to Police Information Officer Akia Thomas.

She added that investigations are ongoing. Ms. Thomas declined to identify the businessman in question, nor did she say what, if anything, was stolen; where the robbery took place; or whether the perpetrator has been identified or caught.

Other news outlets have reported that the businessman was shot in the leg and transported by a neighbour to the hospital, but when speaking to the Beacon Ms. Thomas did not confirm these details or provide further information.