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VIPD: Adrián Agustin Shot To Death, Woman Shot In Leg At Gertrude’s Early Saturday

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was shot to death and a woman injured by a gunshot early Saturday in Castle Coakley, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Adrián Agustin, 28, was identified by next of kin as being the dead man, the VIPD said.

According to police, at about 3:53 a.m. Saturday the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots being fired at Gertrude’s Restaurant in Estate Castle Coakley.

At the scene, officers found that a man a woman had been shot and transported by private vehicle to the Juan F. Luis Hospital.

Agustin sustained multiple gunshot wounds to various parts of his body and died of his injuries, police said.

The second victim in the shooting, a woman, sustained a gunshot wound to her leg and was treated at the hospital.

Police did not release the name of the woman.

The incident is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Anyone with information on this shooting or any other crime is asked to call the CIB Unit at (340) 778-2211, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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