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Two Injured In Shooting With High-Powered Weapon At Good Hope

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FREDERIKSTED – Police are investigating the shooting of one man and one woman that occurred  near the Good Hope condominiums last night.

According to preliminary report, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call via radio from an on-duty officer of shots being fired around the Whim and Campo Rico area about 8:06 p.m on Tuesday.

While investigating the area, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a second phone call indicating that there was a gunshot victim in the vicinity of a Good Hope Town House requesting assistance.

Officers and Detectives responded to the area and came in contact with two gunshot victims, a male and female with multiple gunshot wounds about their bodies.

The two were rushed by ambulance to the Juan Luis Hospital for treatment and were unable to give any further information, due to the severity of their wounds, other than saying they had no knowledge as to the identity of the shooter.

Detectives and Officers also recovered a bag in the area which contained what appeared to be a high powered rifle. The victims in this incident were identified as 26-year-old Robert Brown and 33-year-old Nioka Shaw.

This shooting incident is under active investigation, and Police are asking anyone with information concerning this incident to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-712-6024, 340-712-6037, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

http://www.visupremecourt.org/wfdata/frame2115-1191/File8.pdf

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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