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Police Investigating Shooting of Man Near Estate Concordia in Frederiksted

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FREDERIKSTED — Police say they are investigating a shooting incident that took place in St. Croix earlier this week in which a man’s leg was broken with the force of a gunshot, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at about 10:41 p.m., the 911 emergency Call Center received a report of an assault victim in the vicinity of Estate Concordia.

Upon arrival, police made contact with a man who had sustained gunshot wounds to his right calf that caused the bone in his leg to break.

The man said that he was outside in the area of Estate Concordia when a white truck speed up and began firing shots towards the victim.

The following morning, the man filed a police report explain that his vehicle was fired at in Estate Smithfield.

The incident is under active investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the this matter 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.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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