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Unidentified St. Croix Man Winged In The Shoulder And Leg In Drive-By Shooting At Estate Profit

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was shot in the shoulder and leg after being strafed in a drive-by shooting in Estate Profit on Saturday night.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a shooting at the Flamboyant Restaurant about 7:35 p.m. on Saturday.

Police arriving on scene found a black man with gunshot wounds to the body after responding to the 911 report.

The man told police he left the restaurant to charge his cellphone in his car, which was parked along the side of the road.

“Some time after, he said a vehicle with an unknown number of occupants drove up, and individuals inside the vehicle began firing shots at him,” a police source said.

The injured man told police the suspects fired at least 30 shots at him, winging him in the shoulder and leg.

The man did not cooperate with police, telling them that he could identify the type of vehicle the suspects were in or a description of what they looked like.

The victim was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which were not life threatening.

Police sources said that multiple gun shell casings were recovered from the scene by authorities.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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