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Two St. Croix Men With Gunshot Wounds Are Interviewed By Police At Hospital

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FREDERIKSTED — Police said that they learned of a Sunday night shooting on the West End when two men were treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital emergency room.

Police reported that the Criminal Investigation Bureau was notified on Sunday May 14, 2017 at 12:57 a.m. that two men gunshot wounds were at the Juan F. Luis Hospital Emergency Room, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Police investigators said when they got to the hospital they noticed that each man had suffered gunshot wounds to various parts of their bodies, according to the VIPD.

One man told police that “he been in the road,” but didn’t know who shot him and that said that he has no problems with anyone.

The other man also could not provide any information pertaining to the incident.

The incident is under active investigation unit by The Criminal Investigations Bureau, please call (340) 778 2211, or the anonymous tipline Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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