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Police Say Man Was Shot In The Thigh At Campo Rico ‘Turf’ Area

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FREDERIKSTED — Sunday, March 13, 2016 at about 11:00 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a possible discharge of gunfire in the vicinity of the Campo Rico “Turf” area.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers observed a male individual bleeding from his upper right thigh sitting in the grass adjacent to a light pole on private residential property.

Officers spoke with the victim who stated that he’d been hanging out on the Campo Rico “Turf” next to the gazebo, when he observed two unknown male individuals dressed in all black with their faces covered firing shots towards him. He continued by stating that he began to flee the area and was shot in the right thigh.

The Emergency Medical Technicians arrived at the scene and immediately transported the victim to the Juan Luis Hospital for medical treatment.

The victim was unable to provide any information regarding the identity of the individuals who shot after him, nor any reason as to why anyone would want to shoot him. Seventeen (17) shell casings were discovered at the scene and this incident is still under active investigation.



Anyone with additional information concerning this incident may phone 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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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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