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St. Croix’s Raymond Melendez, 46, Shot Dead While Riding His Bike At Night In Williams Delight

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FREDERIKSTED — A man was shot dead while riding his bicycle in Estate Williams Delight on Sunday night, according to police sources.

Raymond Melendez, 46, was shot to death by one or more assailants while riding his bike at night.

A call was placed to the 911 Emergency Call Center at 11:26 p.m. Sunday, in connection to the discharging of shots in the Williams Delight residential neighborhood.

When police arrived on the scene, they discovered a responsive Hispanic male lying on the ground, with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds about his body.

Melendez was rushed to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for emergency treatment, but he succumbed to his injuries there.

No word as yet if the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is looking into the nighttime murder.


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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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