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VIPD Learns Of St. Croix Man Shot In The Face When He Goes To The Hospital To Get Medical Treatment

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was shot in the face in a Grove Place bar and police were notified about the incident when the man sought medical treatment at the hospital.

On Thursday June 22, 2017 at about 6:40 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call from the Juan F. Luis Hospital in reference to gunshot victim.

Upon officers arrival preliminary investigation revealed that a black male individual walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to the face.

The victim was unable to give investigators a statement due his injuries he sustained.

The victim has been recently airlifted for further medical treatment.

This incident took place at the Secret Bar in Estate Grove Place.

Police relayed information about the Thursday shooting incident to the Virgin Islands Free Press on Sunday June 25 at 6 p.m.

The VIPD said that they are reaching out to the community in asking people to come forward with information about the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to please call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778-2211 or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800 222-8477 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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