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Man ‘Hanging Out’ With Friends In Estate Glynn Shot In Upper Torso

Juan Luis Hospital

  Juan F. Luis Hospital in Estate Diamond

MID-ISLAND — Police say that a 44-year-old St. Croix man was shot in the upper body early Wednesday evening but is recovering in a local hospital.

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a gunshot victim in Estate Glynn at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

When police arrived at the scene of the shooting they found a black man who had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body, the VIPD said.

During the preliminary investigation, the injured man told police that he was with some friends hanging out in Estate Glynn when an unknown male approached him and started firing gunshots at him.

The man was transported by ambulance to the Juan F. Luis Hospital where  he remains in serious but stable condition, according to police.

The incident is under active investigation by Criminal Investigation Bureau.

The VIPD is urging anyone with information to call the Criminal investigation at (340) 712-6024, 911 or anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers VI at 1 800 222 TIPS.

To hear an audio reading of this story by VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte please press play on the file below:

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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