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VIPD Investigating Shooting Near Chicken Fry Restaurant On Kronprindsens Gade

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police were called to an area near the Chicken Fry Restaurant on Kronprindsens Gade to investigate a shooting victim Thursday night.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau also traveled to the area of the Chicken Fry about 10:22 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The victim was transported by ambulance from Kronprindsens Gade to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, according to the VIPD.

Detectives, Crime scene technicians and patrol officers also traveled to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. 

“The victim stated that he was walking eastward on the sidewalk, area of the Jewish Cemetery, which is also adjacent to the Western Cemetery when observed he a vehicle drove by heading east and multiple shots were discharged from the vehicle as it drove passed him and consequently, he sustained a gunshot wound to his back,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

This case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5556 or the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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