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Man Who Sat Parked In His Car In Front Of His House Shot In The Arm And Leg

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On November 2, 2016 at approximately 3:42 p.m., officers from the Richard Callwood Command responded to conduct an inspection of the Estate Thomas area after several citizens reported that several shots had been fired.

While conducting the inspection, officers were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center that there was a gunshot victim at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, Emergency Room seeking medical attention.

Upon arrival to the hospital, contact was made with the victim who stated that he had just parked his vehicle in front of his residence and proceeded to walk towards his home when he suddenly heard shots being fired.

He then explained that he began to feel a burning sensation to his left arm and was transported via private vehicle to the hospital.

The victim was then treated for a gunshot wound to his left arm and right calf.

Anyone having any information about any crimes please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 or 911.

The case is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, police said.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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