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Stray Bullets Graze A Woman’s Back As She Drives By Ballpark at Midnight

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A woman said she was grazed by a bullet as she exited her vehicle near the Alvin McBean Ballpark about midnight Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call at 12 a.m. August 29 of a woman being treated for a gunshot wound at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital and Medical Center, the VIPD said.

Police met with a 21-year-old woman at the hospital who told them she was with her brother on her way to drop off two other people in the Estate Tutu area about 11 p.m. Friday after going to a movie, according to police.

The woman said that when they were near the Alvin McBean Ballpark when she heard numerous shots being fired, police said. As she exited the vehicle and realized that she had been shot.

The woman and the three other people in the vehicle then drove to the hospital where she was treated for bullet grazes to her back, according to police.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau continue to investigate the shooting, police said.
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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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