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MAPP FIDDLES WHILE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BURNS! Three Murders In Six Days In The Territory … Governor and Police Commissioner Have No Comment

BARREN SPOT: The site near where a man was fatally shot to death on St. Croix earlier today.

CHRISTIANSTED — Three people have been shot to death in the last six days in the Virgin Islands.

Today’s killing on St. Croix means that there have been at least six shootings in six days in the territory — starting on Sunday in St. Thomas.

As of yesterday, there were five shootings in five days on St. Thomas — two of them fatal — 23-year-old Jeffrey Javier was killed near Contant on Sunday and 35-year-old Alldix Callwood was murdered in Smith Bay on Tuesday.

On May 19, 2017 at about 12:36 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched units in reference to discharging shots in Estate Barren Spot, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Police on the scene met with a man who had cuts on his body and they offered to transport him for medical assistance, according to the VIPD.

The man told police that he was on the passenger side of a vehicle in Barren Spot area when he heard shots fired.

After the gunshots rang out, the driver in the vehicle he was in immediately lost control and it flipped over, he said.

Police said they then went to the overturned car and found a man lying on his back behind the steering wheel on the driver’s side.

Emergency Medical Technicians along with St. Croix Rescue Paramedics arrived on the scene quickly and confirmed there were no vital signs of the man behind of the steering wheel of the crashed car.

The victim was pronounced dead by Medical attendants which they attributed to gunshot wounds he sustained during the shooting.

The living man on the passenger side was transported to the Juan F. Luis hospital for further examination.

The case is currently under active investigation, police said.

If you have any information on this incident or any other call the Criminal Investigation Bureau immediately at (340) 778-2211, or the anonymous tipline Crimestoppers USVI 1-800-222-8477 or 911

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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