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Twenty-Two Year-Old St. Thomas Man Becomes The 43rd Homicide Victim In The Territory … VIPD Says That They Have No Suspects


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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds about the body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. confirmed early Thursday.

Police were dispatched to the Tutu Hi-Rise apartments about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday when they found a 22-year-old man dead on the ground, Richards said.

Today’s homicide in Tutu High Rise is the second shooting incident in the housing project in the last four days.

On Sunday, a man who is not expected to reach consciousness again was shot in the head after being picked up by a boyfriend.



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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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