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Man Shot In The Back During Holdup At The Corner Pocket Nightclub

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX – A 30-year-old man was shot in the back during a robbery attempt at a popular nightclub that was the site of a previous violent incident three months ago.

Police received a report of a shooting incident at the Corner Pocket Nightclub in Estate La Reine at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The man, who was not identified by police, sustained a gunshot wound to the back, injuring his kidney and exited his abdomen.

According to a preliminary investigation, the man was shot inside of the nightclub, after a struggle with someone who had stuck a gun into his back and demanded that he turnover his personal belongings and cash.

The injured man was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center for treatment.
His current condition is unknown. Anyone with information concerning this shooting should telephone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024, 911 or Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1 (800) 222-8477.

On July 25, a 42-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach early Saturday morning but has refused to tell police who stabbed him and why, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police said they received a 911 Emergency Call Center report of a male individual at the Corner Pocket Nightclub with a stab wound to his stomach at 2:09 a.m. Saturday, the VIPD said.

The man injured man was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment, police said. An investigation into the matter was hampered by the victim’s unwillingness to cooperate with authorities, police said.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the stabbing, according to police.

 

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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