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Police Report Man Shot In The Wrist And Ankle Near Contant Knolls


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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at about 9:49 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a shooting incident in Contant Knolls.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers came in contact with the victim who stated that upon arriving home, he turned around his vehicle at the rear gate of Contant Knolls to park on the side of the roadway. While traveling back out, he heard several shots being fired towards him.

The victim then further explained that he exited his vehicle and returned fire towards the direction of where he observed the shots being fired. The victim concluded by stating that a few minutes later, he heard a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed.

On said date, at approximately 9:59, officers responded to a call in reference to a gunshot victim being dropped off by a private vehicle at the Roy Lester Schneider Emergency Room. Upon arrival to the hospital, contact was made with a black male who appeared to have been shot and was bleeding from the wrist and ankle area.

This case is currently under an active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 and 5557.

They can also contact 911 or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-8477.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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