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St. Thomas Man Shot In The Arm And Butt Near Federal Building Downtown

The Boy Scouts of America building near the Ron de Lugo Federal Building, St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Friday, December 30, 2016, at about 2:35 p.m., officers responded to the Boy Scouts of America building, located on Veterans Drive, in regards to a gunshot victim, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Upon arrival to the scene, contact was made with the victim who stated that he was walking in the area of the corner shop, across from the basketball court in Hospital Ground, when a man starred at him and fired shots at him, the VIPD said.

The man sustained a gunshot wound to the left upper arm and to the left side of his buttock, according to police

He declined medical assistance from the Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene and also refused to cooperate with police, the VIPD said.

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

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 and 5554.

They can also dial 911; Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS, the Commissioner Office at (340) 715-5506, and the Chief’s Office as (340)714-5548.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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