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27-Year-Old Man Shot In The Head Near Four Winds Plaza

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old man was shot in the head while riding in a vehicle near Four Winds Plaza that came under gunfire in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police were alerted at 5:20 a.m. Sunday September 13 that a man was being treated at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the right side of his head, the VIPD said.

The injured man told police that he was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle about 5 a.m. Sunday when gunshots suddenly erupted and a projectile penetrated the rear glass as the vehicle he was in left the parking lot at Four Winds Plaza.

The man was taken immediately to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center after being shot, police said.

The shooting is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
No further information was available from the police.
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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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