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Gunman Shoots Two Parked Vehicles Trying To Hit 19-Year-Old Man On Hospital Street

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Hospital Street in Frederiksted

FREDERIKSTED – Two vehicles were strafed with gunfire when a gunman opened fire on a 19-year-old man who was repairing his vehicle on Hospital Street this afternoon.

The 911 Emergency Call Center told police at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday that gunshots had been fired near the Danish Garden on Hospital Street in Frederiksted.

Police on the scene met with a man who said as he was repairing his vehicle when he heard two gunshots.

He told police the gunman was a black man wearing a black t-shirt and gray pants with a shirt covering his face.

When the man heard the gunshots, he immediately ran from the scene and was unharmed in the incident, according to police.

Two parked vehicles were damaged from the gunshots. Police said that forensic officers found casings at the scene.

A person of interest was detained by officers, but he was later released due to lack of evidence, police said.

Anyone with information concerning this shooting is asked to call 911 or 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 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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