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VIPD: Man Shot In The Chest, Arm In Estate Strawberry … Blue SUV Seen Driving Away


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CHRISTIANSTED — On March 17, 2017, at approximately 10:35 p.m. 911 reported shots fired in Estate Strawberry, shortly thereafter they reported a male victim who was shot in the chest.

The victim was discovered by officers and later transported to Juan Luis hospital.

The victim stated while walking home a male suspect with a black shirt covering his face came out the bushes and started firing shots at him, striking him twice, in the chest and left arm.

The victim also stated that he saw a blue SUV leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

The Criminal Investigation Unit was on the scene and is asking the community for information on all gun violence. Call the VIPD’s CIB at (340) 778-2211 STX (340) 774-2211 on STT Crimestoppers VI 1-800-222-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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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.

1 Comment

  1. Saul
    March 19, 2017 at 8:46 PM — Reply

    That’s my house and backyard in the first picture. That’s not where the shooting happened. Not even close. Why are you using a picture of my house and backyard in a story of a shooting?Where did you even get that picture?

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