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Man Shot Near Frydenhoj Ballpark Gets Police Escort To Hospital

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who said he was shot Monday evening near Frydenhoj ballpark was given a police escort to the hospital, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police received notification about 6:13 p.m. Monday that a man had been shot in the area of Estate Frydenhoj, the VIPD said.

The man was taken to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital Emergency Room in a private vehicle, escorted by police units, according to the VIPD.

Police with the Major Crimes Unit and Criminal Investigation Bureau met with the man, who said that he had been shot when he was near the ball park in Frydenhoj.

The man also said that he was unable to see the person or person who shot him, police said. He was treated for the injuries he sustained and released.
Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact the Major Crimes Unit at (340) 714-9843 ext. 5619, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807 ext. 5556, the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to www.crimestoppersusvi.org

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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