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Police Investigating Shooting On Coki Point Road In St. Thomas Just After Midnight

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating a shooting that took place just after midnight on Coki Point Road in St. Thomas, authorities said.

Emergency 911 dispatchers sent officers from the Mariel C. Newton Command to “an unknown individual laying on the public roadway in the area of Coki Point Road” about 12:25 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Upon officers’ arrival, they observed a black unknown male who sustained a gunshot wound to the area of the lower abdomen,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “The victim was then transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center to seek medical treatment for his gunshot wound where he remains in stable condition at this time.”

This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5606. You can also contact 911 or the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers 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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