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Third Man in Seven Days Found Riddled With Bullets in the Front Seat of His Car

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The scene of the shooting on Saturday

FREDERIKSTED – For the third time in seven days, a man has been found riddled with bullets in the front seat of his vehicle, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired at 9:12 p.m. Thursday and dispatched police to a bus shanty in Campo Rico, the VIPD said.

Responding officers arrived at the location and discovered a black Isuzu Rodeo, with an unresponsive black male in the drivers’ seat with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Emergency Medical Technicians were contacted and once they arrived on the scene and checked the individual, no signs of life were found.

The man’s name will not be released until notification of next of kin, police said.

Police said they have no information on the suspect(s) involved in this latest shooting and police are asking that anyone with information on this homicide to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024 or 911.

On Saturday about 11 a.m. a man was found mortally wounded near the Kingshill Lutheran Church at mid-island.

The day before, reputed gangster Jermaine “Bird” Williams was slain in a hail of high-powered gunfire as he waited in his SUV to pick up his child from daycare in Estate Whim, Frederiksted.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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