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Man on Scooter Shot On Raphune Hill

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim seeking treatment at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police interviewed the man who said that he’d been driving up Raphune Hill on his scooter when he heard shots being fired.

The man, unidentifed in reports to the media by the VIPD, then hopped off of his scooter and ran into the bushes to call the 911 Emergency Call Center, acccording to police.

The victim, who sustained one gunshot wound to his leg, was unable to provide any information on the make or model of the vehicle that fired after him, nor any reason as to anyone wanting to shoot him.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 340-714-923 extension 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 extension 5556, the Office of the Chief of Police at 340-774-2211 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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