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Hispanic Man Found Dead And Riddled With Bullets In Wintberg

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – An Hispanic man was found riddled with bullets and lifeless at the side of the road in Estate Wintberg on Thursday night, according to police.

A call came in to the 911 Emergency Call Center about 10:29 p.m. Thursday that someone had been shot multiple times near Wintberg, police said.

Police arriving on the scene found an unresponsive an unresponsive Hispanic man along the roadside. The man appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after no sign of life was detected by Emergency Medical Technicians who examined him there.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information concerning this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807 ext. 5556, 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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