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VIPD: St. Thomas Man Shot Near Hospital Ground Monday Night, Dies This Morning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An unidentified St. Thomas man shot once near Hospital Ground Monday night died from his injuries this morning, authorities said.

On Monday, June 25, 2018, at approximately 10:48 p.m., Central Dispatch received a call of multiple shots fired in the Hospital Ground area, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Units from the Richard N. Callwood Command, along with units from the Criminal Investigations Bureau, traveled to Hospital Ground and discovered a black male on the ground in the area of “Glass Battle Alley.”

The male appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound to his body; he was transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance where he was taken into surgery, according to the VIPD.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at approximately 5:05 a.m. the male victim succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s identification is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

​Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext., 5569 or (340) 714-9830 they can also contact 911, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1800 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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