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21-Year-Old Man Shot In The Shoulder Near Raphune Hill Today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 21-year-old man told police that he was shot in the shoulder near Raphune Hill after leaving a popular St. Thomas night club early this morning.

On May 21, 2016 about 5:40 a.m. police made contact with Shaki Alexander of Estate Tutu, at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, the VIPD said in a prepared statement.

 Alexander said that at about 4:30 a.m., he left Krush Night Club and traveled eastward in the area of Raphune Hill, when he heard several shots fired. He continued by stating that after he arrived home he discovered that he was shot in his right shoulder and immediately called a taxi to transport him to the hospital.  Alexander concluded by stating that he does not know the individuals that fired the shots towards him.

 Shaki Alexander sustained a single gunshot graze to his right shoulder and was treated for his injuries. The Forensic Investigators traveled to the hospital, took photographs, and collected evidence regarding this matter.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Any person having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 at extensions 5579 and 5557. They can also call 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the Commissioner’s Office at (340)715-5506 and the Chief’s Office at (340)715-5548.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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