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Police Find Property Damage After A Report Of Gunshots Fired Near Oswald Harris Court In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police tonight are investigating a shooting that caused property damage to an apartment and a vehicle in Oswald Harris Court on Sunday morning.

Police were dispatched to the area of Oswald Harris Court about 4:45 a.m in reference to shots being fired.  Upon arrival, police made an inspection but were not able to find any gun casings in the area.

Later that day police again went to Oswald Harris Court about 12:28 p.m. in front of building 7 and made contact with a man who said that his vehicle was parked in the area of building 7 and when he went to his get into his vehicle he observed his vehicle had sustained gunfire.

Police also met with a woman in the area of Building 7 who said that during the early morning hours she heard gunshots fired, however she did not look outside to see what was going on.

Later that day, she woke up and observed a single gunshot hole in her western bedroom window louver.

Anyone having any information about these crimes please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) at (340) 774-2211 or Major Crime Unit (340)715-5542, (340)774-2211 ext. 5569 or 5554.

You can also call Crimestoppers VI at 1(800)222-8477 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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