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VIPD: Two Hispanic Men Shot Dead Near CAHS/Ross Taarneberg on Monday Night

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said today that they got reports of shots fired near Ross Taarneberg by the Charlotte Amalie High School about 9:06 p.m. on Monday.

When police arrived on the scene described to dispatchers they found two Hispanic men lying on a dark roadway by the bushes and motionless, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

The EMT medical staff closely examined the two men and discovered that had no vital signs. Each man was then confirmed dead on the scene, the VIPD said.

Next of kin have not been notified for either of the two men, therefore their names have not been released to the public.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The VIPD is asking the community for information that would be helpful in solving these crimes and others.

Call the VIPD Homicide Task Force at (340) 774 2211 on St. Thomas, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 778- 2211 on St. Croix, Crime Stoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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