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VIPD: Another Drive-By Shooting At The 1st Stop Gas Station in St. Thomas … Wounded Man Left For Dead

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was shot in a drive-by shooting and left for dead near a gas station that has been the site of at least one fatal shooting in the last eight months.

On Thursday March 2, 2017 about 11:49 pm. CIB Investigators responded to a shooting at Estate Thomas in the area of First Stop Gas Station.

When police arrived on the scene they found a black man had been shot and was lying in the street next to the wall near the Oswald Harris Court housing community, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

The man was shot by a suspect in a dark SUV who drove up and fired several shots at the individuals who were sitting on the wall.

The wounded man was transported via ambulance to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital Emergency Room, according to the VIPD.

If anyone has any information about this crime or others please contact the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) (340) 714-9807, (340) 714-9805,

You can also contact Crimestoppers VI at 1-(800)-222-8477 or 911.

The case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

1ST STOP GAS STATION AND CONVENIENCE STORE: Was the site of a fatal shooting in late June of 2016.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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