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Two People Shot In St. Thomas Arrive At The Roy Schneider Hospital This Morning With Gunshot Wounds

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On December 2, 2016, about 2:50 a.m., police went to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center to interview a shooting victim.

Police said that they spoke to a 28-old black man who had sustained a single gunshot wound to his upper chest and was taken into surgery, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

The man failed to provide any information that would be useful to authorities about how or why his injuries were sustained, the VIPD said.

Today about 2:55 a.m., police also made contact with a 28-year-old black woman who said that she was at Oswald Harris Court when she was shot.

 The woman sustained multiple gunshot wounds about her body and was taken into surgery.

“At this time I unaware if the two incidents are related, no statement was received from the first victim as yet to confirm where he had been shot prior to arriving wounded at the hospital,” VIPD spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman told the Virgin Islands Free Press this afternoon. “As soon as I can get an update I will definitely let you know if it is indeed connected.”

The two separate cases are currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), Freeman said.

The VIPD said it “appreciates the community’s support and continues to ask for your calls and tips to assist in curbing crime.”

Anyone having any information about any crimes please contact the VIPD at (340) 774-2211 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS) or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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