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Man Who Was Shot Multiple Times In Catherine’s Rest Monday Night Survives

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CHRISTIANSTED – It began as an incident of multiple shots fired in Work and Rest, but when police responded to the call they actually found that a 24-year-old man had been shot in Catherine’s Rest, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center on Monday August 10 at 11:43 p.m. of gunfire being discharged in Estate Work and Rest, the VIPD said.

Officers responding to the scene and were advised by the Emergency Call Center that a concerned citizen in the nearby neighborhood of Catherine’s Rest who had phoned in the call, stating that a vehicle unknown to the residents of the household was in their yard and that someone may still be in the vehicle.

Following up on the secondary call, the officers discovered a GMC Jimmy in the Catherine’s Rest area, riddled with bullet holes and several shell casings on the ground.

Staff at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center contacted the 911 Emergency Call Center, advising that a gunshot victim had been transported to the medical facility by a private vehicle, and that the victim was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim of the shooting is a 24-year-old man, who has not been identified at this time. Due to the severity of the wounds the victim sustained, no information has been gathered on the events leading up to the shooting, police said.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau are investigating the shooting.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 40 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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