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Sehdale Gabriel Shot To Death As He Exits Bathroom At Carnival Village

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men were shot, one of them fatally as he exited a restroom at the Carnival Village early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired near the Fort Christian parking lot rest rooms, the VIPD said.

Three men were reported shot during the same incident. The first man was later identified as 25-year-old Sehdale Gabriel of Savan, was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Medical Center after having been shot multiple times about the body and then taken straight into surgery, but later died from the injuries he sustained during the shooting.

The second man who has not yet been identified received multiple gunshots to the body and was transported by a private vehicle to the Roy Lester Schneider Medical Center where he is currently receiving treatment for his injuries.

The third man is a 13-year-old minor, who received a single gunshot wound to the left arm and was transported to the Schneider Regional Hospital and Medical Center by his parents where he received treatment for his injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed Sehdale Gabriel, the unidentified black male, and the minor were all in the area behind of Carnival Booths number 33 and 1 when the shots were fired.

While exiting the restroom Gabriel received multiple gunshot wounds about the body and the 13 year old minor was shot in the left arm. At approximately 4:45 a.m., Sehdale Gabriel succumbed to his injuries sustained during the shooting. The crime scene was processed thoroughly by the Forensic Unit.

The case is presently under investigation by the Homicide Task Force. Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Task Force at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 and 5554. 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

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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