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Police Say St. Croix’s Lloyd Canegata Shot To Death At Sunny Isle Strip Club Friday

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<CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured at the Player’s Club near Sunny Isle Shopping Center early Friday morning.

Lloyd Canegata 52, was identified by next of kin as being the man who was shot dead at Diamond Crest Plaza about 2:37 a.m. Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Police said when they arrived at the parking lot of the Player’s Club they found Canegata in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and that he had “sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.”

EMTs arrived at the scene and attended to Canegata, but were unable to maintain any vital signs as he succumbed to his injuries.

The VIPD said that another male victim was transported by private vehicle to the Juan Luis Hospital, who was shot inside the Players Club and sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body.

The unidentified man is being treated at the Estate Diamond hospital for his gunshot wound injuries.

The incident remains under active investigation. CIB is asking anyone with information on this incident please call the at (340) 778 2211, Crime Stoppers USVI 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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