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One Man Shot In The Head; Woman Survives Similar Injury In Agnes Fancy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and one woman critically wounded in Agnes Fancy early this morning.

Police received a report at 1:29 a.m. today that gunfire had been discharged in Agnes Fancy.

When police arrived on the scene they found an unresponsive white man lying prone in the roadway and a white woman lying on the ground moaning.

The man sustained a gunshot wound to the head along with several shots to his upper torso and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.

The woman was also shot in the head and the lower left leg, but was still clinging to life when she was transported to the Schneider Regional Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. Her condition was listed as “serious” at that time.

No other information has been provided on the surviving person’s condition at the writing of this report.

The identities of the couple are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should call the Major Crimes Unit at (340) 642-8449, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477. 

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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