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Two People Injured By Glass After Vehicle Is Struck By Gunfire Near Lionel Roberts Stadium

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two people gave statements to police at the hospital that they had been injured by gunfire when bullets struck the vehicle they were driving near Lionel Roberts Stadium late on Wednesday night.

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it went to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center about 11 p.m. on Wednesday to interview the two unidentified people.

Police said that the victims could not identify who it was who shot at them or where the shots had come from.

Each victim was treated for broken glass splinters to their hands. They were later released from the hospital.

The vehicle they were driving received several bullet holes to the windshield, windows, and body, according to the VIPD.

The Forensic Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians took photographs and processed the damage done to the vehicle.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 and 5554. They can also call 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the Commissioner Office at (340) 715-5506 and the Chief’s Office as (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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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