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VIPD: Man Ambushed And Shot In The Arm On A Hill Near Sea View Nursing Home In Rock City

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said a man was ambushed and shot by masked gunmen on the southeast end of St. Thomas early this morning.

The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified about 7:59 a.m. today of shots being fired in Bolongo Bay, in the area of the hill traveling to Sea View Nursing Home, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Police went to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center and met with a man who said he had been shot at, according to the VIPD.

The injured man said that as he was driving towards Sea View Nursing Home two men with their faces covered came out of the bushes and started firing shots at him.

The man who was shot at sustained one gunshot wound to his left forearm and he was treated for his injuries.

He concluded by telling officers that he does not know the individual who shot him, and why someone would want to shoot him.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Police CIB at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 and 5557.

They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers V.I., the Chief’s office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.

SEA VIEW NURSING HOME: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sought to shutter the facility in 2016 after it received reports of inadequate care of the elderly there.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. February 15, 2017 at 8:40 PM — Reply

    Celsus Laurent say stop the proper Ganda about Seaview it was never closed at any time. Get the fact straight.

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