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St. Croix Woman Ambushed Near JFK Project Tells Police She Doesn’t Why Someone Shot At Her

John F. Kennedy Terrace in Golden Rock.

CHRISTIANSTED — On February 5, 2017 at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers were dispatched by 911 Emergency Call Center to a discharging of shots in Golden Rock ,in the vicinity of John F. Kennedy Housing.

Upon arrival the officers discovered shell casings and broken glasses in the area, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Police on the scene were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center of a female victim who was transported by private vehicle to the Juan F. Luis Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, the VIPD said.

The officers traveled to the hospital for a statement from the victim.

The woman injured said that ”she had just left a nightclub and did not have any altercation with anyone, and don’t know why she was targeted.”

She was treated for her injuries and further observations by the JFL hospital’s ER staff.

Police disclosed the information about the crime to the V.I. Free Press at 3:43 p.m. today.

John F. Kennedy Terrace is managed by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA).

The VIHA is managed by Executive Director Robert Graham.

This investigation is ongoing by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, if you have any information on this incident please contact the CIB at 340 778 2211 on St. Croix or 340 774 2211 on St. Thomas , Crime Stoppers VI 1 800 222 TIPS or 911.                        

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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